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sphericity

[sfi-ris-i-tee] /sfɪˈrɪs ɪ ti/
noun, plural sphericities.
1.
a spherical state or form.
Origin of sphericity
1615-1625
1615-25; < New Latin sphēricitās, equivalent to Late Latin sphēric(us) (see spherics1) + -itās- -ity
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  • They had no projections, and the draftsmen evidently had no idea of the sphericity of the earth.

    Nautical Charts G. R. Putnam
  • The sphericity of the globe was thus made matter of certainty.

    The Sea Jules Michelet
  • There the cracks were filled in and the sphericity made more nearly perfect by laying over the surface about one hundred skins.

    Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I Edward Luther Stevenson
  • It is on teleological grounds that Bruno accounts for this sphericity.

    Giordano Bruno James Lewis McIntyre
  • Suppose it is a question of having the pupil grasp the idea of the sphericity of the earth.

    How We Think John Dewey
  • In his first book he refutes the opinion of the sphericity of the earth, which he regarded as a heresy.

    Astronomical Myths John F. Blake
  • Only by use as a method of interpreting data so as to give them fuller meaning does sphericity become a genuine idea.

    How We Think John Dewey
  • He had a just idea of the sphericity of the earth; but considered it as the centre of the universe, and immovable.

    Astronomical Myths John F. Blake
  • Lambert, indeed, seems to have believed in the sphericity of the earth.

  • But its shape (sphericity) did not altogether satisfy me, moreover certain cracks could be seen.

    Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I Edward Luther Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for sphericity

sphericity

/sfɪˈrɪsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the state or form of being spherical
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