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Definition: spherical trigonometry
n : the trigonometry of spherical triangles
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Definition: Spherical trigonometry
, Spheric \Spher"ic\
, a. [L. sphaericus,
Gr. ???: cf. F. sph['e]rique.]
1. Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular;
orbicular; as, a spherical body.
2. Of or pertaining to a sphere.
3. 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
Though the stars were suns, and overburned
Their spheric limitations. --Mrs.
, Spherical co["o]rdinate
, Spherical excess
, etc. See under Angle
, that branch of geometry which treats of
spherical magnitudes; the doctrine of the sphere,
especially of the circles described on its surface.
Spherical harmonic analysis
. See under Harmonic
,portion of the surface of a sphere included
between two great semicircles having a common diameter.
, the magnitude of a solid angle. It is
measured by the portion within the solid angle of the
surface of any sphere whose center is the angular point.
,portion of the surface of a sphere
bounded by the arcs of three or more great circles.
, the projection of the circles of the
sphere upon a plane. See Projection
. See under Sector
, the segment of a sphere. See under
,re on the surface of a sphere, bounded
by the arcs of three great circles which intersect each
. See Trigonometry
[1913 Webster] -- Spher"ic*al*ly
, adv. --
, n.; pl. -tries
. [Gr. ? a
triangle + -metry: cf. F. trigonom['e]trie. See Trigon
1. That branch of mathematics which treats of the relations
of the sides and angles of triangles, which the methods of
deducing from certain given parts other required parts,
and also of the general relations which exist between the
trigonometrical functions of arcs or angles.
2. A treatise in this science.
, that branch of trigonometry which
treats of the relations and properties of the
, and Spherical trigonometry
branches of trigonometry in which its principles are
applied to plane triangles and spherical triangles