noun

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

noun

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

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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.

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