# spherical angle

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## spherical angle

*n.*

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

## spherical angle

*n*

(Mathematics) an angle formed at the intersection of two great circles of a sphere

## spher′ical an′gle

*n.*

an angle formed by arcs of great circles of a sphere.

[1670–80]

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Noun | 1. | spherical angle - an angle formed at the intersection of the arcs of two great circlesangle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians |

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