1. (mathematics) the trigonometry of spherical triangles;

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:

Trigonometry \Trig`o*nom"e*try\, n.; pl. -tries. [Gr. ? a triangle + -metry: cf. F. trigonom['e]trie. See Trigon.] 1. That branch of mathematics which treats of the relations of the sides and angles of triangles, which the methods of deducing from certain given parts other required parts, and also of the general relations which exist between the trigonometrical functions of arcs or angles. [1913 Webster] 2. A treatise in this science. [1913 Webster] Analytical trigonometry, that branch of trigonometry which treats of the relations and properties of the trigonometrical functions. Plane trigonometry, and Spherical trigonometry, those branches of trigonometry in which its principles are applied to plane triangles and spherical triangles respectively. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

spherical trigonometry n 1: (mathematics) the trigonometry of spherical triangles