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Sphericity  n.  The quality or state of being spherial; roundness; as, the sphericity of the planets, or of a drop of water.

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"Sphericity" Quotes from Famous Books

... falsehood undisturbed in the exercise of their miserable office. What did it matter how many comforting lies were told to a dying man? What COULD it matter? There was small danger of their foolish prayers and superstitious ceremonies evoking a deity from the well-ordered, self-evolved sphericity of interacting law, where not a pin-hole of failure afforded space out of which he might creep. No more could they deprive the poor lad of the bliss of returning into the absolute nothingness whence he had crept—to commit a horrible ...
— Thomas Wingfold, Curate • George MacDonald

... into the island, in order to deliver from captivity Seeta, the wife of the hero. The wind still continuing favourable, the ship quickly passed the equator, and the pole-star was no longer visible—"a proof of the earth's sphericity which I was glad to have had an opportunity of seeing;" and they left, at a short distance to the right, the islands of Mauritius and Bourbon, "which are not far from the great island of Madagascar, where the faithful turn their faces to ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV. • Various

... N. rotundity; roundness &c adj.; cylindricity^; sphericity, spheroidity^; globosity^. cylinder, cylindroid^, cylindrical; barrel, drum; roll, roller; rouleau^, column, rolling-pin, rundle. cone, conoid^; pear shape, egg shape, bell shape. sphere, globe, ball, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

Words linked to "Sphericity" :   globularness, spheric, rotundity, rotundness, roundness

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