spherical geometry


: the geometry of figures on a sphere

Examples of spherical geometry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our taxonomy of compact surfaces becomes: one surface with spherical geometry (the sphere), one surface with Euclidean geometry (the torus), and infinitely many surfaces with hyperbolic geometry (all the tori with more than one hole). Quanta Magazine, 2 Oct. 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spherical geometry was in 1728

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“Spherical geometry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spherical%20geometry. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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