Definition of Spheric

1. Adjective. Having the shape of a sphere or ball. "Little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"

Definition of Spheric

2. Noun. (alternative form of sferic) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Spheric

1. 1. Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular; orbicular; as, a spherical body. 2. Of or pertaining to a sphere. 3. Of or pertaining to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set. "Knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance." (Shak) "Though the stars were suns, and overburned Their spheric limitations." (Mrs. Browning) Spherical angle, Spherical coordinate, Spherical excess, etc. See Angle, Coordinate, etc. Spherical geometry, that branch of geometry which treats of spherical magnitudes; the doctrine of the sphere, especially of the circles described on its surface. Spherical harmonic analysis. See Harmonic, Spherical lune,portion of the surface of a sphere included between two great semicircles having a common diameter. Spherical opening, the magnitude of a solid angle. It is measured by the portion within the solid angle of the surface of any sphere whose center is the angular point. Spherical polygon,portion of the surface of a sphere bounded by the arcs of three or more great circles. Spherical projection, the projection of the circles of the sphere upon a plane. See Projection. Spherical sector. See Sector. Spherical segment, the segment of a sphere. See Segment. Spherical triangle,re on the surface of a sphere, bounded by the arcs of three great circles which intersect each other. Spherical trigonometry. See Trigonometry. Spher"ically, Spher"icalness. Origin: L. Sphaericus, Gr., cf. F. Spherique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spheric

 spheralspherandspherandsspheratorspheresphere of influencesphere of knowledgespheredsphereingsphereless spherelikespheresspheres of influencespheresthesiaspheriaspheric (current term)sphericalspherical aberrationspherical aberrationsspherical amalgam spherical anglespherical anglesspherical capspherical capsspherical form of occlusionspherical geometryspherical harmonicsspherical lensspherical lunespherical nucleus

Literary usage of Spheric

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1. Kinematics of Machines: An Elementary Text-book by Richard John Durley (1903)
"spheric Motion in General. — spheric motion has already been defined in § 6, ... Two bodies having relative spheric motion will therefore have this point as ..."

2. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"The lenses used for spectacles are spheric and cylindric. spheric Lenses.—A spheric lens is represented by a section of a sphere, or of two sections of a ..."

3. Mathematics by Samuel Webber (1808)
"A spheric triangle is a figure on the surface of a sphere, bounded by three arcs of ... In a right.angled spheric triangle, as in a plane one, the side, ..."

4. Diseases of the Eye: Handbook of Ophthalmic Practice for Students and by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1903)
"The lenses used for spectacles are spheric and cylindric. spheric I/enses.—A spheric lens is represented by a section of a sphere, or of two sections of a ..."

5. Kinematics of Machines: An Elementary Text-book by Richard John Durley (1903)
"spheric Motion in General. — spheric motion has already been defined in § 6, ... Two bodies having relative spheric motion will therefore have this point as ..."

6. Kinematics of Machines: An Elementary Text-book by Richard John Durley (1903)
"spheric Motion in General. — spheric motion has already been denned in § 6, ... Two bodies having relative spheric motion will therefore have this point as ..."

7. Kinematics of Machines: An Elementary Text-book by Richard John Durley (1911)
"spheric Motion in General. — spheric motion has already been denned in § 6, ... Two bodies having relative spheric motion will therefore have this point as ..."