an angle formed by the intersecting arcs of two great circles on a sphere

# spherical angle

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noun

The angle formed at the intersection of the arcs of two great circles.

**spherical angle**

The spherical angle ABC is equal in degrees to the plane angle AOC.

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(*plural* spherical angles)

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

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