Examples of spherical in a Sentence
the planet Earth is not, in fact, perfectly spherical
Recent Examples of spherical from the Web
Sammy Watkins is the latest to subscribe to the ludicrous theory that the earth is flat, despite pictures of the earth and air travel being a thing and a ridiculously overwhelming scientific consensus that the world is spherical.
The machine blows perfectly spherical soap bubbles, one at a time, that drift down onto a field of buzzing and sparking electrified wire.
HYPERION Hyperion is the largest non-spherical moon in the solar system.
The larger nut is the fission primary, most likely based on the device tested last year, while the smaller one is an apparently spherical secondary of thermonuclear material.
Little Agreement on Battery and Configuration The three lithium-ion battery format types—cylindrical, spherical, and prismatic—vary quite a bit in their cost, energy density, and packaging and cooling needs.
Seeing the consistently round shadow is what caused Aristotle to conclude that the planet had to be spherical.
Echo Spot, a $129.99 spherical device with a 2.5-inch touch screen, is Amazon’s version of an alarm clock.
The futurist extravaganza was remembered for its Trylon, a needle-thin obelisk, and the spherical Perisphere, gleaming symbols of the American century.
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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
Synonymsglobal, globular, round
Related Wordsannular, circular, disciform, discoid, discoidal, disklike, hooplike, ringlike; curved, looped, spiral; balled, bulbous, rotund, rounded, roundish; cylindrical (also cylindric), elliptical (or elliptic), oblong, oval, ovate, ovoid (also ovoidal)
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