Definition of Spherical angle

1. Noun. An angle formed at the intersection of the arcs of two great circles.

Generic synonyms: Angle



Definition of Spherical angle

1. Noun. (geometry) A particular dihedral angle, the angle between two intersecting arcs on a sphere, measured by the angle between the planes containing the arcs. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spherical Angle

sphere of influence
sphere of knowledge
sphered
sphereing
sphereless
spherelike
spheres
spheres of influence
spheresthesia
spheria
spheric
spherical
spherical aberration
spherical aberrations
spherical amalgam
spherical angle (current term)
spherical angles
spherical cap
spherical caps
spherical form of occlusion
spherical geometry
spherical harmonics
spherical lens
spherical lune
spherical nucleus
spherical polygon
spherical recess
spherical triangle
spherical trigonometry
spherical wedge

Literary usage of Spherical angle

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1. The Elements of Euclid: The Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long Ago by Robert Simson, Euclid (1838)
"the spherical angle BAC. Q,. ED Coa. If through the point A, two quadrants AB, AC be drawn, the point A will be the pole of the great circle BC, ..."

2. The Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry by John Gale Hun, Charles Ranald MacInnes (1911)
"The angle formed by the arcs of two great circles is called a spherical angle. Let AB and А С be arcs of two great circles on a sphere whose centre is at 0, ..."

3. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1845)
"A. The book is nothing worth ; for it is impossible to subtract an arc of a circle out of a spherical angle. And I see besides that he takes the superficies ..."

4. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1845)
"A. The book is nothing worth ; for it is impossible to subtract an arc of a circle out of a spherical angle. And I see besides that he takes the superficies ..."

5. Mathematical Dictionary and Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science: Comprising by Charles Davies, William Guy Peck (1855)
"Relating to the sphere, as spherical angle, spherical triangle, spherical polygon, &.C. spherical angle. An angle included between the arcs of two great ..."

6. A Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Containing an Explanation of by Charles Hutton (1815)
"The measure of a spherical angle, ACE, is an arc of a great circle AE, described from the vertex c, as from a pole, and intercepted between the legs CA and ..."

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