Examples of spherical in a Sentence
the planet Earth is not, in fact, perfectly spherical
Recent Examples of spherical from the Web
According to the NYT piece, Apple's engineers were originally working on designing a whole driverless car, even contemplating a literal reinvention of the wheel (spherical, rather than simply round).
The artistic company behind the world-renowned Rain Room has designed a new installation that brings visitors face-to-face with a swarm of spherical flying machines that interact and respond to the movement around them. +/-
Your vision can change, because your eyes can become more spherical, too.
In the new experiment, polystyrene spheres were sliced in the shape of a spherical cap, mimicking the shape of a spore.
Giant waves take aim at a countryside, with bright yellow paddy fields, a futuristic semi-spherical highway and a lone house surrounded by blue-streaked mountains.
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.
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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
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)
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
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