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spherical

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adjective spher·i·cal \ˈsfir-i-kəl, ˈsfer-\

Simple Definition of spherical

  • : having the shape of a sphere

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spherical

  1. 1 :  having the form of a sphere or of one of its segments

  2. 2 :  relating to or dealing with a sphere or its properties

spherically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of spherical in a sentence

  1. <the planet Earth is not, in fact, perfectly spherical>



Did You Know?

Something spherical is like a sphere in being round, or more or less round, in three dimensions. Apples and oranges are both spherical, for example, even though they're never perfectly round. A spheroid has a roughly spherical shape; so an asteroid, for instance, is often spheroidal—fairly round, but lumpy.

15th Century

First Known Use of spherical

15th century

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SPHERICAL Defined for Kids

spherical

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adjective spher·i·cal \ˈsfir-i-kəl, ˈsfer-\

Definition of spherical for Students

  1. :  relating to or having the form of a sphere





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