spherical angle


spherical angle

noun

Definition of SPHERICAL ANGLE

:  the angle between two intersecting arcs of great circles of a sphere measured by the plane angle formed by the tangents to the arcs at the point of intersection

First Known Use of SPHERICAL ANGLE

1678

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