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spherical triangle

noun, Geometry
1.
a triangle formed by arcs of great circles of a sphere.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85
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  • Try comparing the sum of the angles for a large spherical triangle with the sum for a smaller one.
British Dictionary definitions for spherical triangle

spherical triangle

noun
1.
a closed geometric figure formed on the surface of a sphere that is bounded by arcs of three great circles
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