spherical polygon


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spherical polygon

n.
A part of a spherical surface that is bounded by arcs of three or more great circles.

spherical polygon

n
(Mathematics) a closed geometric figure formed on the surface of a sphere that is bounded by three or more arcs of great circles

spher′ical pol′ygon


n.
a closed geometrical figure formed by arcs of great circles on a spherical surface.
[1715–25]
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Noun1.spherical polygon - a figure on the surface of a sphere bounded by arcs of 3 or more great circles
polygon, polygonal shape - a closed plane figure bounded by straight sides
spherical triangle - a spherical polygon formed by the arcs of 3 great circles
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