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 (ā-sfîr′ĭk, ā-sfĕr′-) also a·spher·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Varying slightly from sphericity and having only slight aberration, as a lens.
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(eɪˈsfɛr ɪ kəl, eɪˈsfɪər-)

also a•spher′ic,

(of a reflecting surface or lens) deviating slightly from a perfectly spherical shape and relatively free from aberrations.
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Adj.1.aspherical - varying slightly from a perfectly spherical shape
optics - the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
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The results of [242] suggest that the mechanism that drives CCSNe must produce energy and momentum aspherically from the start, either induced from the preexplosion progenitor star (i.e., rotation and/or magnetic fields) or perhaps arising from the newly formed neutron star (NS) [243246].
The investigation of the dynamics of spherical cavitation bubbles is of no direct interest for the explanation of cavitation erosion, because bubbles close enough to a boundary to cause damage will always collapse aspherically. Nevertheless, it provides the basis for the interpretation of data obtained for the asymmetrical collapse of bubbles in non-Newtonian fluids and is to date the only means of comparing experimental results with theory.
Each primary mirror consists of 36 hexagonal Zerodur segments, aspherically figured, measuring 1.8 m across their widest diameters.