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spherical

[sfer-i-kuh l, sfeer-] /ˈsfɛr ɪ kəl, ˈsfɪər-/
adjective
1.
having the form of a sphere; globular.
2.
formed in or on a sphere, as a figure.
3.
of or pertaining to a sphere or spheres.
4.
pertaining to the heavenly bodies, or to their supposed revolving spheres or shells.
5.
pertaining to the heavenly bodies regarded astrologically as exerting influence on humankind and events.
Also, spheric.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; < Late Latin sphēric(us) (see spherics1) + -al1
Related forms
sphericality, noun
spherically, adverb
nonspheric, adjective
nonspherical, adjective
nonspherically, adverb
nonsphericality, noun
quasi-spherical, adjective
quasi-spherically, adverb
subspheric, adjective
subspherical, adjective
unspherical, adjective
Synonyms
1. rounded.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi-spherical

spherical

/ˈsfɛrɪkəl/
adjective
1.
shaped like a sphere
2.
of or relating to a sphere: spherical geometry
3.
(geometry) formed on the surface of or inside a sphere: a spherical triangle
4.
  1. of or relating to heavenly bodies
  2. of or relating to the spheres of the Ptolemaic or the Copernican system
Derived Forms
spherically, adverb
sphericalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for quasi-spherical

spherical

adj.

1520s, from sphere + -ical.

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quasi-spherical in Medicine

spherical spher·i·cal (sfēr'ĭ-kəl, sfěr'-)
adj.
Having the shape of or approximating a sphere; globular.


spher'i·cal·ness n.
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