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Definition of Sphere

Sphere

  1. A body or space contained under a single surface, which in every part is equally distant from a point within called its center.
  2. Hence, any globe or globular body, especially a celestial one, as the sun, a planet, or the earth.
  3. The apparent surface of the heavens, which is assumed to be spherical and everywhere equally distant, in which the heavenly bodies appear to have their places, and on which the various astronomical circles, as of right ascension and declination, the equator, ecliptic, etc., are conceived to be drawn; an ideal geometrical sphere, with the astronomical and geographical circles in their proper positions on it.
  4. In ancient astronomy, one of the concentric and eccentric revolving spherical transparent shells in which the stars, sun, planets, and moon were supposed to be set, and by which they were carried, in such a manner as to produce their apparent motions.
  5. The extension of a general conception, or the totality of the individuals or species to which it may be applied.
  6. Circuit or range of action, knowledge, or influence; compass; province; employment; place of existence.
  7. Rank; order of society; social positions.
  8. An orbit, as of a star; a socket.
  9. To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to insphere.
  10. To form into roundness; to make spherical, or spheral; to perfect.

Sphere Quotations

Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.
Nikola Tesla

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Albert Einstein

Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life.
Georg Simmel

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
Winston Churchill

We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.
Blaise Pascal
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Sphere Translations

sphere in Dutch is kloot, omgeving, bol, sfeer, gebied
sphere in Portuguese is esfera
sphere in Spanish is esfera