Meaning of SPHERICAL in English

SPHERICAL

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

surface

We specialize to the case of a spherical surface whose cross-section is shown in Fig. 3.5.

Figure 3.1 shows one two-dimensional surface , a spherical surface; and Fig. 3.2 shows another, a cylindrical surface.

My contribution is using perfectly spherical surfaces , adding the rim but retaining the outside spherical surface.

The cylinder is therefore called intrinsically flat, although not planar, and the spherical surface is intrinsically curved.

Such inconsistencies make it impossible to cover a spherical surface using Cartesian coordinates.

Geodesics on a spherical surface are the well known great circle routes which are frequently used by airlines on intercontinental flights.

In the case of a two-dimensional spherical surface it would simply reproduce the sphere.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Edam cheeses are small and spherical in shape.

La Geode, in Paris, is a unique spherical building with a cinema inside.

The earth is not quite spherical , because it is slightly flat at the poles.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Edam cheeses are small and spherical in shape.

How did these rings fit into a spherical universe?

In practice natural sediments are rarely composed of spherical grains, and most contain assemblages of many shapes.

It was probably coincidence that Amy was taken with spherical shapes at this time.

The spherical pressure hull formed the head of a flimsy, arrow-shaped structure more than a hundred yards long.

The cylinder is therefore called intrinsically flat, although not planar, and the spherical surface is intrinsically curved.

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