spherical angle
noun Date: 1678 the angle between two intersecting arcs of great circles of a sphere measured by the plane angle formed by the tangents to the arcs at the point of intersection

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  • Spherical angle — Spherical Spher ic*al, Spheric Spher ic, a. [L. sphaericus, Gr. ???: cf. F. sph[ e]rique.] 1. Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular; orbicular; as, a spherical body. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to a sphere. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spherical angle — Angle An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spherical angle — n. an angle formed by the intersecting arcs of two great circles on a sphere …   English World dictionary

  • Spherical angle — A spherical angle is a particular dihedral angle; it is the angle between two intersecting arcs on a sphere, and is measured by the angle between the planes containing the arcs (which would naturally also contain the centre of the sphere) …   Wikipedia

  • spherical angle — sferinis kampas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. spherical angle vok. sphärischer Winkel, m rus. сферический угол, m pranc. angle sphérique, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • spherical angle — noun A particular dihedral angle, the angle between two intersecting arcs on a sphere, measured by the angle between the planes containing the arcs …   Wiktionary

  • spherical angle — noun an angle formed at the intersection of the arcs of two great circles • Hypernyms: ↑angle …   Useful english dictionary

  • spherical angle — Geom. an angle formed by arcs of great circles of a sphere. [1670 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • spherical angle — rounded angle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spherical angle — noun an angle formed by the intersection of two great circles of a sphere …   English new terms dictionary

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