1. an angle formed at the intersection of the arcs of two great circles;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spherical \Spher"ic*al\, Spheric \Spher"ic\, a. [L. sphaericus, Gr. ???: cf. F. sph['e]rique.] 1. Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular; orbicular; as, a spherical body. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to a sphere. [1913 Webster] 3. Of or pertaining to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set. [1913 Webster] Knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Though the stars were suns, and overburned Their spheric limitations. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] Spherical angle, Spherical coordinate, Spherical excess, etc. See under Angle, Coordinate, etc. Spherical geometry, that branch of geometry which treats of spherical magnitudes; the doctrine of the sphere, especially of the circles described on its surface. Spherical harmonic analysis. See under Harmonic, a. Spherical lune,portion of the surface of a sphere included between two great semicircles having a common diameter. Spherical opening, the magnitude of a solid angle. It is measured by the portion within the solid angle of the surface of any sphere whose center is the angular point. Spherical polygon,portion of the surface of a sphere bounded by the arcs of three or more great circles. Spherical projection, the projection of the circles of the sphere upon a plane. See Projection. Spherical sector. See under Sector. Spherical segment, the segment of a sphere. See under Segment. Spherical triangle,re on the surface of a sphere, bounded by the arcs of three great circles which intersect each other. Spherical trigonometry. See Trigonometry. [1913 Webster] -- Spher"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Spher"ic*al*ness, n. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Angle \An"gle\ ([a^][ng]"g'l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. 'agky`los bent, crooked, angular, 'a`gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish-hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where two lines meet; a corner; a nook. [1913 Webster] Into the utmost angle of the world. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] To search the tenderest angles of the heart. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) (a) The figure made by. two lines which meet. (b) The difference of direction of two lines. In the lines meet, the point of meeting is the vertex of the angle. [1913 Webster] 3. A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment. [1913 Webster] Though but an angle reached him of the stone. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. (Astrol.) A name given to four of the twelve astrological "houses." [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 5. [AS. angel.] A fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a rod. [1913 Webster] Give me mine angle: we 'll to the river there. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A fisher next his trembling angle bears. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Acute angle, one less than a right angle, or less than 90[deg]. Adjacent or Contiguous angles, such as have one leg common to both angles. Alternate angles. See Alternate. Angle bar. (a) (Carp.) An upright bar at the angle where two faces of a polygonal or bay window meet. --Knight. (b) (Mach.) Same as Angle iron. Angle bead (Arch.), a bead worked on or fixed to the angle of any architectural work, esp. for protecting an angle of a wall. Angle brace, Angle tie (Carp.), a brace across an interior angle of a wooden frame, forming the hypothenuse and securing the two side pieces together. --Knight. Angle iron (Mach.), a rolled bar or plate of iron having one or more angles, used for forming the corners, or connecting or sustaining the sides of an iron structure to which it is riveted. Angle leaf (Arch.), a detail in the form of a leaf, more or less conventionalized, used to decorate and sometimes to strengthen an angle. Angle meter, an instrument for measuring angles, esp. for ascertaining the dip of strata. Angle shaft (Arch.), an enriched angle bead, often having a capital or base, or both. Curvilineal angle, one formed by two curved lines. External angles, angles formed by the sides of any right-lined figure, when the sides are produced or lengthened. Facial angle. See under Facial. Internal angles, those which are within any right-lined figure. Mixtilineal angle, one formed by a right line with a curved line. Oblique angle, one acute or obtuse, in opposition to a right angle. Obtuse angle, one greater than a right angle, or more than 90[deg]. Optic angle. See under Optic. Rectilineal or Right-lined angle, one formed by two right lines. Right angle, one formed by a right line falling on another perpendicularly, or an angle of 90[deg] (measured by a quarter circle). Solid angle, the figure formed by the meeting of three or more plane angles at one point. Spherical angle, one made by the meeting of two arcs of great circles, which mutually cut one another on the surface of a globe or sphere. Visual angle, the angle formed by two rays of light, or two straight lines drawn from the extreme points of an object to the center of the eye. For Angles of commutation, draught, incidence, reflection, refraction, position, repose, fraction, see Commutation, Draught, Incidence, Reflection, Refraction, etc. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

spherical angle n 1: an angle formed at the intersection of the arcs of two great circles