spherical

[sfer-i-kuhl, sfeer-]
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:
1515–25; < Late Latin sphēric(us) (see spherics1) + -al1

sphericality, noun
spherically, adverb
nonspheric, adjective
nonspherical, adjective
nonspherically, adverb
nonsphericality, noun
quasi-spherical, adjective
quasi-spherically, adverb
subspheric, adjective
subspherical, adjective
unspherical, adjective


1. rounded.
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spherical or spheric (ˈsfɛrɪkəl)
 
adj
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.  a.  of or relating to heavenly bodies
 b.  of or relating to the spheres of the Ptolemaic or the Copernican system
 
spheric or spheric
 
adj
 
'spherically or spheric
 
adv
 
'sphericalness or spheric
 
n

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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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Example sentences
Any spinning sphere that it is not entirely spherical should wobble in this way.
The fountain's spherical shape is echoed by a trio of orbs carefully placed on
  the deck in the background.
Magnificent, spherical cactus covered with bright yellow curved spines.
And then there is the global, er spherical shape that lends itself to inherent
  global thinking too.
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