- a particular environment or walk of life
- the geographical area in which one nation is very influential
- a particular aspect of life or activity
- a three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center

A sphere (from Greek σφαῖρα — sphaira, `globe, ball`) is a perfectly round geometrical and circular object in three-dimensional space that resembles the shape of a completely round ball. Like a circle, which, in geometric contexts, is in two dimensions, a sphere is defined mathematically as the set of points that are all the same distan.....

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(from the article `mathematics`) ...he proved: that the area of a circle equals the area of a triangle whose height equals the radius of the circle and whose base equals its ... There are nine extant treatises by Archimedes in Greek. The principal results in On the Sphere and Cylinder (in two books) are that the surface area ... ...a...

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(sfēr) a three dimensional round body; called also globus. adj., spher´ical., adj. segmentation sphere morula. blastomere.

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*n]* - a particular environment or walk of life 2. [n] - a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses) 3. [n] - a three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center 4. [n] - the geographical area in which one nation is very influential 5. [n] -...

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• (v. t.) To form into roundness; to make spherical, or spheral; to perfect. • (n.) The extension of a general conception, or the totality of the individuals or species to which it may be applied. • (n.) Hence, any globe or globular body, especially a celestial one, as the sun, a planet, or the earth. • (n.) The apparent surface...

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sphere of influence *noun* the geographical area in which one nation is very influential

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*[website]* Sphere was a blog search engine. The Sphere search engine delivered blog posts based on algorithms that combine semantic matching with authority factors to deliver results relevant to the search query. Sphere also organized bloggers by topic. The company produced an application called Sphere It! allowing users to seek blog posts r...

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**Sphere** * noun* [ Middle English

* spere* , Old French

* espere* , French

* sphère* , Latin

* sphaera* ,. Greek ......... a sphere, a ball.]

** 1.** * (Geom.)* A body or space contained under a single surface, which in every part is equally distant from a point within called its

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**Sphere** * transitive verb* [

* imperfect & past participle * __ Sphered__ ;

* present participle & verbal noun * __ Sphering__ .]

** 1.** To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to insphere. « The glorious planet Sol In noble eminence enthroned an...

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1. <geometry> A body or space contained under a single surface, which in every part is equally distant from a point within called its center. ... 2. Hence, any globe or globular body, especially a celestial one, as the sun, a planet, or the earth. 'Of celestial bodies, first the sun, A mighty sphere, he framed.' (Milton) ... 3. <astronomy&...

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A solid figure that has the shape of a round ball; all points are the same distance from the center Example:

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An imaginary area, approximately 18 cm (seven inches) which surrounds a player's head. No stick checks toward the head are allowed to break the sphere.

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Perfectly round object with all points on its surface the same distance from the centre. This distance is the radius of the sphere. For a sphere of radius r, the volume V = 4/3πr3 and the surface area

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radius=4pi(r squared), volume=4/3pi(r cubed)

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Roughly speaking, a ball-shaped object. In everyday usage a sphere is often considered to be solid; mathematicians call this the interior of the sphere. In mathematics, a sphere is a quadric consisting only of a surface and is therefore hollow. More precisely, a sphere is the set of all points in th...

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sphere Related ball, sphere-word units: glob-, glom-; hemoglobin-.

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sphere, in geometry, the three-dimensional analogue of a circle. The term is applied to the spherical surface, every point of which is the same distance (the radius) from a certain fixed point (the center), and also to the volume enclosed by such a surface. The curve formed by a plane cutting a sphe...

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The surface area and volume of a sphere of radius, rSurface area, AVolume, V

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the traditional unit of solid angle measure, divided into 4(pi) steradians (see below). There are also 129 600/(pi) = 41 252.96 square degrees in a sphere. This unit is also called the spat (see above).

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Type: Term Pronunciation: sfēr Definitions: 1. A ball or globular body.

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