- shaped like a sphere; globular
- of a sphere or spheres
- of the celestial spheres: sometimes with astrological reference
Origin of sphericalfrom Late Latin sphaericus from Classical Greek sphairikos + -al
- a. Having the shape of a sphere; globular.b. Having a shape approximating that of a sphere.
- Of or relating to a sphere.
- Of or relating to celestial bodies.
(comparative more spherical, superlative most spherical)
- (geometry) Shaped like a sphere.
- (geometry) (no comparative or superlative) Of, or pertaining to, spheres.
- (mathematics) Of a coordinate system, specifying the location of a point in a plane by using a radius and two angles.
- (astrology) Of or relating to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set.
From Latin sphericus, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ†Î±Î¹ÏÎ¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (sphairikos) +"Ž -al