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spher·ics 1

 (sfîr′ĭks, sfĕr′-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. Spherical geometry.
2. Spherical trigonometry.

spher·ics 2

 (sfîr′ĭks, sfĕr′-)
Variant of sferics.


(Mathematics) (functioning as singular) the geometry and trigonometry of figures on the surface of a sphere


(ˈsfɛrɪks; ˈsfɪər-) or


(Physical Geography) (functioning as singular) short for atmospherics
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