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.
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The glorious planet Sol
In noble eminence enthroned and sphered
Amidst the other.
Shak.
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2. To form into roundness; to make spherical, or spheral; to perfect. Tennyson.
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Spher"ic*al

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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 by spherical predominance.
Shak.
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Though the stars were suns, and overburned
Their spheric limitations.
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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