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SPHERICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spherical mean? 

SPHERICAL (adjective)
  The adjective SPHERICAL has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere
2. having the shape of a sphere or ball

  Familiarity information: SPHERICAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPHERICAL (adjective)


Sense 1spherical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

spherical geometry

Antonym:

nonspherical (not spherical)

Pertainym:

sphere (a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses))


Sense 2spherical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the shape of a sphere or ball

Synonyms:

ball-shaped; globose; globular; spheric; global; orbicular; spherical

Context examples:

a spherical object / nearly orbicular in shape / little globular houses like mud-wasp nests

Similar:

circular; round (having a circular shape)


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