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Definition 1: any spherically shaped artifact - [noun denoting artifact]

(sphere is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of sphere ) a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented

Definition 2: a particular aspect of life or activity - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where sphere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was helpless in an important sector of his life

Synonyms for sphere in the sense of this definition

(sphere is a kind of ...) a distinct feature or element in a problem

"he studied every facet of the question"

(... is a kind of sphere ) a specialized sphere of knowledge

"baking is not my department" "his work established a new department of literature"

Definition 3: the geographical area in which one nation is very influential - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for sphere in the sense of this definition

(sphere is a kind of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

Definition 4: the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for sphere in the sense of this definition

(sphere is a kind of ...) the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object

"they skimmed over the surface of the water" "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface" "the sun has no distinct surface"

(sphere is a part of ...) the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars

(sphere is a part of ...) a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)

(sphere is a part of ...) the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected

(sphere is a part of ...) the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected

(sphere is a part of ...) a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes

Definition 5: a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses) - [noun denoting shape]

(sphere is a kind of ...) a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

(... is a kind of sphere ) a rounded spherical form

(... is a kind of sphere ) an object with a spherical shape

"a ball of fire"

(... is a kind of sphere ) a shape that is spherical and small

"he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops" "beads of sweat on his forehead"

Definition 6: a three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center - [noun denoting shape]

(sphere is a kind of ...) a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

(sphere is a part of ...) the unit of solid angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

Definition 7: a particular environment or walk of life - [noun denoting state]

Samples where sphere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his social sphere is limited
  • it was a closed area of employment
  • he's out of my orbit

Synonyms for sphere in the sense of this definition

(sphere is a kind of ...) the totality of surrounding conditions

"he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

(... is a kind of sphere ) the sphere of work by women

(... is a kind of sphere ) a sphere of activity involving effort

"the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front" "they advertise on many different fronts"

(... is a kind of sphere ) a domain in which something is dominant

"the untroubled kingdom of reason" "a land of make-believe" "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"

(... is a kind of sphere ) an area of control or responsibility

"the job fell right in my lap"

(... is a kind of sphere ) a sphere of intense political activity

(... is a kind of sphere ) a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone

"medicine is no longer a male preserve"

(... is a kind of sphere ) the proper sphere or extent of your activities

"it was his province to take care of himself"

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