# spherical excess

spherical excessnoun

The difference between the sum of the angles of a spherical triangle and the sum of the angles of a plane triangle.

## spherical-excess

Noun

- (geometry) The amount by which the sum of the three angles of a spherical triangle exceeds two right angles. The spherical excess is proportional to the area of the triangle.

*Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.*