Examples of spherical in a Sentence
the planet Earth is not, in fact, perfectly spherical
Recent Examples of spherical from the Web
The 7.3-foot (2.3 meter) spherical 3KA-2 spacecraft orbited the Earth on an uncrewed test flight just prior to the launch of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to fly into space.
Slotin was positioning a spherical beryllium shell around a plutonium pit.
Meanwhile, birds that spend little or no time in the air, like tropical pittas and trogons, have more spherical eggs.
Dangle from the trees in view of the sea in the spherical Cocoon Tree Bed at Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia.
Sand is also classified by shape, in configurations that range from oblong and sharply angular to nearly spherical and smooth.
The excavations revealed more than 400 Roman sling bullets right where the metal detectors indicated, as well as two spherical sandstone missiles known as ballista balls.
The ocular prosthesis can be nearly spherical, like the eyeball, or cup-like, to fit over an existing, malformed and nonfunctioning eye.
Other after-market ideas help drones survive after taking an unfortunate spill, including one that builds a spherical cage around the drone.
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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.
First Known Use of spherical
SPHERICAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spherical for English Language Learners
: having the shape of a sphere
SPHERICAL Defined for Kids
Definition of spherical for Students
: relating to or having the form of a sphere
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