Meaning of SPHERICAL in English


adj.1 shaped like a sphere; globular.

2 a of or relating to the properties of spheres (spherical geometry). b formed inside or on the surface of a sphere (spherical triangle).

Phrases and idioms:

spherical aberration a loss of definition in the image produced by a spherically curved mirror or lens. spherical angle an angle formed by the intersection of two great circles of a sphere.


spherically adv.

Etymology: LL sphaericus f. Gk sphairikos (as SPHERE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.