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sphere

noun [C] uk   /sfɪər/ us    /sfɪr/

sphere noun [C] (ROUND OBJECT)

an object shaped like a round ball: Doctors have replaced the top of his hip bone with a metal sphere.

sphere noun [C] (AREA)

C1 a subject or area of knowledge, work, etc.: the political sphere exchanges with other countries, particularly in cultural, scientific, and economic spheres
Translations of “sphere”
in Korean 구, 구체…
in Arabic كُرة…
in French sphère…
in Turkish çalışma/bilgi alanı/sahası, küre, yuvarlak…
in Italian sfera…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圓形物體, 球,圓球, 球狀物…
in Russian сфера, поле (деятельности)…
in Polish sfera, kula…
in Spanish esfera…
in Portuguese esfera…
in German die Kugel…
in Catalan esfera…
in Japanese 球, 球体, 球形…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圆形物体, 球,圆球, 球状物…
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