spherical angle

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spherical angle
The spherical angle ABC is equal in degrees to the plane angle AOC.

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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Noun1.spherical angle - an angle formed at the intersection of the arcs of two great circles
angle - 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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62) This is a variation on an example of Yaffe's in which the angles are all spherical angles (rather than flat angles as here) hut there is deviation from a spherical triangle somewhere between the vertices.
C) That the visible angle comprehended under two visible right lines, is equal to the spherical angle comprehended under the two great circles which are the representatives of these visible lines.
5,6] The upper graph is for the cylindrical and spherical angles and the spacing is given in terms of an angular increment vs.