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sphere

 [sfēr]
a three dimensional round body; called also globus. adj., adj spher´ical.
attraction sphere centrosome.
segmentation sphere
1. morula.

sphere

(sfēr),
A ball or globular body.
[G. sphaira]

sphere

(sfēr) ball or globe; a three-dimensional round body.spher´ical

sphere

[sfir]
a globe-shaped object, theoretically generated by a circle revolving on a diameter as its axis.

sphere

(sfēr)
A ball or globular body.
[G. sphaira]

sphere 

A term commonly used to denote the spherical component of a prescription or of the power of a lens, or even a spherical lens. See spherical lens; prescription.
far point sphere The imaginary spherical surface on which lie the far points of accommodation for all directions of gaze. See far point of accommodation.
near point s . The imaginary spherical surface on which lie the near points of accommodation for all directions of gaze. See near point of accommodation.

sphere

a ball or globe.

attraction sphere
centrosome.
segmentation sphere
1. the morula.
2. a blastomere.
References in classic literature ?
We may have the sphere for our cricket-ball, but not a berry for our philosophy.
What imports it whether it is Kepler and the sphere, Columbus and America, a reader and his book, or puss with her tail?
If a number of equal spheres be described with their centres placed in two parallel layers; with the centre of each sphere at the distance of radius x sqrt(2) or radius x 1.
We must suppose the Melipona to arrange her cells in level layers, as she already does her cylindrical cells; and we must further suppose, and this is the greatest difficulty, that she can somehow judge accurately at what distance to stand from her fellow-labourers when several are making their spheres; but she is already so far enabled to judge of distance, that she always describes her spheres so as to intersect largely; and then she unites the points of intersection by perfectly flat surfaces.
Being is the sphere or subject-matter of knowledge, and knowledge is to know the nature of being?
Extend the sphere, and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests; you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have a common motive to invade the rights of other citizens; or if such a common motive exists, it will be more difficult for all who feel it to discover their own strength, and to act in unison with each other.
Personally, he now inclines to the opinion of the Sphere that the Straight Lines are in many important respects superior to the Circles.
Statesmen, rulers, generals, and all men who act over an extensive sphere, are most liable to be deluded in this way; they commit wrong, devastation, and murder, on so grand a scale, that it impresses them as speculative rather than actual; but in our procession we find them linked in detestable conjunction with the meanest criminals whose deeds have the vulgarity of petty details.
Nobody dared to whisper that the Art of painting had in anywise been improved or worthily enlarged in its sphere by any modern professors.
A perfect sphere, full two hundred feet in diameter, the top of it was a hundred feet below the level of the rim.
tell me, hath every sphere a dominion or intelligentia?
Beyond the sphere of their body and this earth they now fancied themselves transported, these ungrateful ones.