• WordNet 3.6
    • adj spheric having the shape of a sphere or ball "a spherical object","nearly orbicular in shape","little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The earth is not perfectly round. Technically, it's a triaxial ellipsoid, which is to say that it's nearly spherical, but flattened at the top and bottom.
    • Spheric Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular; orbicular; as, a spherical body.
    • Spheric Of or pertaining to a sphere.
    • Spheric Of or pertaining to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set. "Knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance.""Though the stars were suns, and overburned
      Their spheric limitations."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • spheric Of or pertaining to a sphere or the spheres; spherelike; spherical.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Spheric pertaining to, or like, a sphere
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sphaericus, Gr. : cf. F. sphérique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sphæra—Gr. sphaira.


In literature:

The world is spherical in its form; and is surrounded by an infinite vacuum.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
All natural forms strive for the spherical.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
Most spherical objects were not hollow.
"The Four-Faced Visitors of Ezekiel" by Arthur W. Orton
Gravity feed of spherical projectiles.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Not far away was the spherical structure I had spotted as the control room.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Assuming that the molecules are spherical, R.J.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Yet the spherical ship that attacked us certainly indicates a highly mechanical civilization.
"Planet of the Gods" by Robert Moore Williams
The spherical web of wires pulsed up madly with shining force.
"The Door into Infinity" by Edmond Hamilton
A formula, similar to (5), may be given for the frequencies of vibration of a spherical mass of liquid under capillary force.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
In a few minutes he dug up several round, or rather spherical roots, two or three feet in circumference.
"Hair-Breadth Escapes" by H.C. Adams

In poetry:

a spherical dew-drop of life. Unlovely
monsters, our tales believe, can be translated
too, even as water, the selfless mother
of all especials.
"River Profile" by W H Auden
Except for the leaves: those lashes of our
thinking and dreaming and drinking sight.
The spherical radiance, the Old English
look, the sum of our being, "hath perced
"Ann Arbor Variations" by Frank O Hara

In news:

Self- Aligning Spherical Bearings Prove Versatile.
Electron is Stunningly Spherical, Scientists Discover.
We see a rainbow only when the raindrops are near perfectly spherical, and a snowflake with all its icy intricate surfaces and angles just cannot make one.
Google says the spherical Nexus Q media server is "the world's first social streaming media player".
Baldor produces the Dodge Steel-Housed S-2000 HD spherical roller bearing , available in multiple configurations.
College students reinvent the wheel with spherical drive motorcycle.
Oj The Ultimate Adventure Orange Jeep Part 4 Spherical Bearing Installed.
Electron is Stunningly Spherical , Scientists Discover.
Baldor produces the Dodge Steel-Housed S-2000 HD spherical roller bearing, available in multiple configurations.
Steel-housed Dodge HD spherical roller bearing.
Time is Spherical , not Linear.
Self-Aligning Spherical Bearings Prove Versatile.
Choosing a Solids Processing Spherical Disk Valve.
The inset photo shows a close-up of the spherical, resistant phase.
Orb Audio 's People's Choice system takes a spherical approach to home theater.

In science:

Also, T ′ (~k ′ ) is in general not spherically symmetric even if T (~k ) is spherical.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
In summary, we will use the spherical method in the case of spherical transfer functions, otherwise we will use one of the discrete methods.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
Due to the mean field approximation in spherical geometry, it is necessary that during the transition the chains remain spherically symmetric.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
If A is strict spherical and Q satisfies (iii) and is normalized then E is spherical.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
If C is spherical then also Z1 (C ) is spherical.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors