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English noun: sphere

1. sphere (state) a particular environment or walk of life


SamplesHis social sphere is limited.
It was a closed area of employment.
He's out of my orbit.


Synonymsarea, arena, domain, field, orbit


Broader (hypernym)environment


Narrower (hyponym)distaff, front, kingdom, land, lap, political arena, political sphere, preserve, province, realm, responsibility

2. sphere (artifact) any spherically shaped artifact


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


Narrower (hyponym)globe

3. sphere (location) the geographical area in which one nation is very influential


Synonymssphere of influence


Broader (hypernym)geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region

4. sphere (cognition) a particular aspect of life or activity


SamplesHe was helpless in an important sector of his life.


Synonymssector


Broader (hypernym)aspect, facet


Narrower (hyponym)department

5. sphere (shape) a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)


Broader (hypernym)round shape


Narrower (hyponym)ball, bead, conglobation, conglomeration, drop, globe, orb, pearl

6. sphere (shape) a three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center


Broader (hypernym)round shape


Part holonymsr, steradian

7. sphere (location) the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected


Synonymscelestial sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin


Broader (hypernym)surface


Part holonymapex, apex of the sun's way, celestial point, nadir, solar apex, zenith, zodiac









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