nonspherical

adjective

non·​spher·​i·​cal ˌnän-ˈsfir-i-kəl How to pronounce nonspherical (audio)
-ˈsfer-
: not having the form of a sphere or of one of its segments : not spherical
an irregular, nonspherical mass
nonspherical mirrors

Examples of nonspherical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, the liquid-drop model could not explain why nuclei sometimes had nonspherical charges. Dylan Loeb McClain, BostonGlobe.com, 19 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonspherical was in 1845

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“Nonspherical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonspherical. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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