spherical geometry

noun

Definition of spherical geometry

: the geometry of figures on a sphere

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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, "Getting Into Shapes: From Hyperbolic Geometry to Cube Complexes and Back," 2 Oct. 2012

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First Known Use of spherical geometry

1728, in the meaning defined above

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