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spher·i·cal /ˈsfɪrɪkəl, ˈsfɛr-/

(a.)球的,球面的,球狀的,天體的

spherical

球面(向量)分解儀(同resolver,ball)

From: Network Terminology

Spher·ic·al Spher·ic a.

1. Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular; orbicular; as, a spherical body.

2. Of or pertaining to a sphere.

3. Of or pertaining to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set.

*Knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance.* --*Shak.*

Though the stars were suns, and overburned

Their spheric limitations. --*Mrs. Browning.*

**Spherical angle**, **Spherical coordinate**, **Spherical excess**, etc. See under Angle, Coordinate, etc.

**Spherical geometry**, that branch of geometry which treats of spherical magnitudes; the doctrine of the sphere, especially of the circles described on its surface.

**Spherical harmonic analysis**. See under Harmonic, a.

**Spherical lune**,portion of the surface of a sphere included between two great semicircles having a common diameter.

**Spherical opening**, the magnitude of a solid angle. It is measured by the portion within the solid angle of the surface of any sphere whose center is the angular point.

**Spherical polygon**,portion of the surface of a sphere bounded by the arcs of three or more great circles.

**Spherical projection**, the projection of the circles of the sphere upon a plane. See Projection.

**Spherical sector**. See under Sector.

**Spherical segment**, the segment of a sphere. See under Segment.

**Spherical triangle**,re on the surface of a sphere, bounded by the arcs of three great circles which intersect each other.

**Spherical trigonometry**. See Trigonometry.

-- Spher*ic*al*ly, adv. -- Spher*ic*al*ness, n.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

spherical

adj 1: of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere; "spherical

geometry" [ant: nonspherical]

2: having the shape of a sphere or ball; "a spherical object";

"nearly orbicular in shape"; "little globular houses like

mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey [syn: ball-shaped, global,

globose, globular, orbicular, spheric]