- the study of atmospherics; esp., the locating, tracking, and evaluating of natural electrical discharges
Origin of sfericsaltered and amp; shortened ; from atmospherics
noun(used with a sing. verb)
- The study of atmospherics, especially through the use of electronic detectors.
- See atmospherics.
Origin of sfericsShortening and alteration of atmospherics.
When referring to the electromagnetic phenomenon, this term can be used either as the normal plural of sferic or in pluralia tantum construction.