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Noun

spheres
  1. Plural of sphere

Extensive Definition

A sphere is an object shaped like the surface of a ball, but can be used to refer to a ball-shaped object, as well as a sphere-like or annular region or shell. Additionally, it has several metaphorical uses.
In mathematics:
  • Sphere, the set of points which are a fixed distance from a central point in space
  • Hypersphere or n-sphere, the set of points which are a fixed distance from a central point in a space of n+1 dimensions
In astronomy:
A type of spherical stone (stone balls):
Figurative or metaphorical uses:
As a proper name, or in popular culture:
spheres in Bosnian: Sfera (čvor)
spheres in German: Sphere
spheres in French: Sphère (homonymie)
spheres in Croatian: Sfera (razdvojba)
spheres in Russian: Сфера (значения)
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