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spherical geometry

the branch of geometry that deals with figures on spherical surfaces.
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  • Solutions in spherical geometry can also be obtained in one space dimension.
  • Neither spherical geometry nor the formation of a central hot spot is required in this approach.
  • The calculations were performed considering full water reflection and spherical geometry.
British Dictionary definitions for spherical geometry

spherical geometry

the branch of geometry concerned with the properties of figures formed on the surface of a sphere
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spherical geometry in Science
spherical geometry  
The geometry of circles, angles, and figures on the surface of a sphere.
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