# Emily Dickinson Lexicon

## Definition for SPHER'IC, or SPHER-IC'AL

SPHER'IC, or SPHER-IC'AL, a. [It. *sferico*; Fr. *spherique*; L. *sphæricus*.]

- Globular; orbicular; having a surface in every part equally distant from the center; as, a spherical body. Drops of water take a spherical form.
- Planetary; relating to the orbs of the planets.
We make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon and the stars, as if we were villains by spherical predominance. – Shak.
*Spherical geometry*, that branch of geometry which treats of spherical magnitudes.*Spherical triangle*, a triangle formed by the mutual intersection of three great circles of the sphere.*Spherical trigonometry*, that branch of trigonometry which teaches to compute the sides and angles of spherical triangles.

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