# Sphere

## Sphere

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sphered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Sphering.] 1. To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to insphere.[1913 Webster]

The glorious planet Sol

In noble eminence enthroned andsphered

Amidst the other.

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2. To form into roundness; to make spherical, or spheral; to perfect.
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## Spher"ic*al

(?),## Spher"ic

(?), } a. [L.*sphaericus*, Gr. : cf. F.

*sphrique*.] 1. Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular; orbicular; as, a

*spherical*body.

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2. Of or pertaining to a sphere.

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3. Of or pertaining to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set.

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Knaves, thieves, and treachers bysphericalpredominance.

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Though the stars were suns, and overburned

Theirsphericlimitations.

*Mrs. Browning.*

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**Spherical angle**,
**Spherical cordinate**,
**Spherical excess**, etc. See under Angle, Coordinate, etc. --
**Spherical geometry**, that branch of geometry which treats of spherical magnitudes; the doctrine of the sphere, especially of the circles described on its surface. --
**Spherical harmonic analysis**. See under Harmonic,
a. --
**Spherical lune**,portion of the surface of a sphere included between two great semicircles having a common diameter. --
**Spherical opening**, the magnitude of a solid angle. It is measured by the portion within the solid angle of the surface of any sphere whose center is the angular point. --
**Spherical polygon**,portion of the surface of a sphere bounded by the arcs of three or more great circles. --
**Spherical projection**, the projection of the circles of the sphere upon a plane. See Projection. --
**Spherical sector**. See under Sector. --
**Spherical segment**, the segment of a sphere. See under Segment. --
**Spherical triangle**,re on the surface of a sphere, bounded by the arcs of three great circles which intersect each other. --
**Spherical trigonometry**. See Trigonometry.

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-- Spher"ic*al*ly,
adv. -- Spher"ic*al*ness,
n.

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