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
Learn More about spherical angle
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about spherical angle
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up spherical angle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).