[sfer-i-kuh l, sfeer-] /ˈsfɛr ɪ kəl, ˈsfɪər-/
having the form of a ; globular.
formed in or on a , as a figure.
of or relating to a or .
pertaining to the heavenly bodies, or to their supposed revolving or shells.
pertaining to the heavenly bodies regarded astrologically as exerting influence on humankind and events.
shaped like a sphere
of or relating to a sphere: spherical geometry
(geometry) formed on the surface of or inside a sphere: a spherical triangle
1520s, from sphere + -ical.
spherical spher·i·cal (sfēr’ĭ-kəl, sfěr’-)
Having the shape of or approximating a sphere; globular.
[sov-rin, sov-er-in, suhv-] /ˈsɒv rɪn, ˈsɒv ər ɪn, ˈsʌv-/ noun 1. a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler. 2. a person who has supreme power or authority. 3. a group or body of persons or a state having sovereign authority. 4. a gold coin of the United Kingdom, equal to one pound sterling: […]
[stey-shuh-ner-ee] /ˈsteɪ ʃəˌnɛr i/ adjective 1. standing still; not moving. 2. having a fixed position; not movable. 3. established in one place; not itinerant or migratory. 4. remaining in the same condition or state; not changing: The market price has remained stationary for a week. 5. . noun, plural stationaries. 6. a person or thing […]
- Quasi-stellar object
[kwey-zahy-stel-er, kwey-sahy-, kwah-see-, -zee-] /ˈkweɪ zaɪˈstɛl ər, ˈkweɪ saɪ-, ˈkwɑ si-, -zi-/ noun 1. quasar. Abbreviation: QSO. noun 1. a member of any of several classes of astronomical bodies, including quasars (strong radio sources) and quasi-stellar galaxies (no traceable radio emission), both of which have exceptionally large red shifts QSO
- Quasi-stellar radio source
noun, Astronomy. 1. a quasar having detectable radio emission. Abbreviation: QSS.