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See definition of spherical on Dictionary.com
  • adj.round
  • adj.stellar
  • adj.like a sphere

synonyms for spherical

  • rounded
  • ball-shaped
  • circular
  • globular
  • orbicular
  • spheroidal
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There’s all sorts of extra complexity, from mountains to atmospheres to oceans and rivers, when rocky worlds grow big enough for their own gravity to make them spherical.
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In fact, the very first study to use the phrase “Brazil nut effect,” published in Physical Review Letters in 1987, was done on spherical objects, he says.
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The discovery of an ancient star SMSS J2003-1142 in the Milky Way’s halo—which is the roughly spherical region that surrounds the galaxy—is providing the first evidence for another source for heavy elements, including uranium and possibly gold.
NEW TYPE OF STELLAR EXPLOSION COULD EXPLAIN THE MYSTERY OF THE MILKY WAY’S ELEMENTSGARY DA COSTAJULY 8, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
Also called round zucchini, these spherical beauties can be used much the same as their elongated brethren.
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He’s convinced his spherical probe can see mountains at scales not possible from orbit.
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Falling drops of any liquid tend to take the same spherical shape.
RAINDROPS ON ALIEN WORLDS WILL OBEY EARTH-LIKE RULESLISA GROSSMANMAY 5, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Lead-208’s nucleus is approximately spherical, a ball of protons embedded within a slightly bigger ball of neutrons.
THE THICKNESS OF LEAD’S NEUTRON ‘SKIN’ HAS BEEN PRECISELY MEASUREDEMILY CONOVERAPRIL 27, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Craggy vines mock geometrical precision in Gil Narro Garcia’s rounded but hardly spherical “Nature Sphere,” and branches represent humans in Sharon Pierce McCullough’s “The Travelers,” a parade of brightly painted figures.
IN THE GALLERIES: A PAINFUL, POLITICAL TAKE ON THE ART OF CRUEL SHOESMARK JENKINSAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They were also smaller and had rough, complex surfaces compared to the smooth and spherical modern human organoids.
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However, if you want the best visibility you should look for spherical lenses.
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WORDS RELATED TO SPHERICAL

  • annulate
  • annulated
  • circular
  • globular
  • ring-shaped
  • ringed
  • rounded
  • spherical
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