spherics

spherics

1 [sfer-iks, sfeer-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the geometry and trigonometry of figures formed on the surface of a sphere.

Origin:
1650–60; earlier spheric, noun use of the adj. < Late Latin sphēricus < Greek sphairikós. See sphere, -ic, -ics

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spherics

2 [sfer-iks, sfeer-]
noun
1.
Also, sferics. (used with a singular verb) a branch of meteorology in which electronic devices are used to forecast the weather and to study atmospheric conditions.
2.
(used with a plural verb) Radio and Television. atmospherics.
3.
(used with a singular verb) sferics ( def 3 ).

Origin:
short for atmospherics

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spherics1 (ˈsfɛrɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the geometry and trigonometry of figures on the surface of a sphere

spherics or (US) sferics2 (ˈsfɛrɪks, ˈsfɪər-, ˈsfɛrɪks, ˈsfɪər-)
 
n
(functioning as singular) short for atmospherics
 
sferics or (US) sferics2
 
n

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sferics also spherics   (sfîr'ĭks, sfěr'-)  Pronunciation Key 
The study of atmospherics, especially through the use of electronic detectors.
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