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You can't always wait for the guys at the top. Every manager at every level in the organization has an opportunity, big or small, to do something. Every manager's got some sphere of autonomy. Don't pass the buck up the line.
Bob Anderson

Meaning of "sphere" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SPHERE

From Late Latin sphēra, from Latin sphaera globe, from Greek sphaira.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SPHERE

sphere  [sfɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPHERE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sphere is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb sphere in English.

WHAT DOES SPHERE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sphere

Sphere

A sphere is a perfectly round geometrical and circular object in three-dimensional space that resembles the shape of a completely round ball. Like a circle, which, in geometric contexts, is in two dimensions, a sphere is defined mathematically as the set of points that are all the same distance r from a given point in three-dimensional space. This distance r is the radius of the sphere, and the given point is the center of the sphere. The maximum straight distance through the sphere passes through the center and is thus twice the radius; it is the diameter. In mathematics, a distinction is made between the sphere and the ball.

Definition of sphere in the English dictionary

The first definition of sphere in the dictionary is a three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from a given point, the centre. Other definition of sphere is the solid figure bounded by this surface or the space enclosed by it. Equation: ² + ² + ² = r², where r is the radius and are the coordinates of the centre; surface area: 4π r²; volume: 4π r³/3. Sphere is also any object having approximately this shape; globe.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SPHERE

PRESENT

Present
I sphere
you sphere
he/she/it spheres
we sphere
you sphere
they sphere
Present continuous
I am sphering
you are sphering
he/she/it is sphering
we are sphering
you are sphering
they are sphering
Present perfect
I have sphered
you have sphered
he/she/it has sphered
we have sphered
you have sphered
they have sphered
Present perfect continuous
I have been sphering
you have been sphering
he/she/it has been sphering
we have been sphering
you have been sphering
they have been sphering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sphered
you sphered
he/she/it sphered
we sphered
you sphered
they sphered
Past continuous
I was sphering
you were sphering
he/she/it was sphering
we were sphering
you were sphering
they were sphering
Past perfect
I had sphered
you had sphered
he/she/it had sphered
we had sphered
you had sphered
they had sphered
Past perfect continuous
I had been sphering
you had been sphering
he/she/it had been sphering
we had been sphering
you had been sphering
they had been sphering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will sphere
you will sphere
he/she/it will sphere
we will sphere
you will sphere
they will sphere
Future continuous
I will be sphering
you will be sphering
he/she/it will be sphering
we will be sphering
you will be sphering
they will be sphering
Future perfect
I will have sphered
you will have sphered
he/she/it will have sphered
we will have sphered
you will have sphered
they will have sphered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sphering
you will have been sphering
he/she/it will have been sphering
we will have been sphering
you will have been sphering
they will have been sphering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would sphere
you would sphere
he/she/it would sphere
we would sphere
you would sphere
they would sphere
Conditional continuous
I would be sphering
you would be sphering
he/she/it would be sphering
we would be sphering
you would be sphering
they would be sphering
Conditional perfect
I would have sphere
you would have sphere
he/she/it would have sphere
we would have sphere
you would have sphere
they would have sphere
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sphering
you would have been sphering
he/she/it would have been sphering
we would have been sphering
you would have been sphering
they would have been sphering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you sphere
we let´s sphere
you sphere
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to sphere
Past participle
sphered
Present Participle
sphering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPHERE


atmosphere
ˈætməsˌfɪə
biosphere
ˈbaɪəˌsfɪə
blogosphere
ˈblɒɡəˌsfɪə
chemosphere
ˈkɛməˌsfɪə
fear
fɪə
feer
fɪə
fere
fɪə
hemisphere
ˈhɛmɪˌsfɪə
interfere
ˌɪntəˈfɪə
Maffia
ˈmæfɪə
Mafia
ˈmæfɪə
magnetosphere
mæɡˈniːtəʊˌsfɪə
microsphere
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsfɪə
Philadelphia
ˌfɪləˈdɛlfɪə
photosphere
ˈfəʊtəʊˌsfɪə
raffia
ˈræfɪə
raphia
ˈræfɪə
rhizosphere
ˈraɪzəʊˌsfɪə
Sofia
ˈsəʊfɪə
stratosphere
ˈstrætəˌsfɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPHERE

spheral
sphere of influence
sphereless
spherelike
spheric
spherical
spherical aberration
spherical angle
spherical coordinates
spherical geometry
spherical polygon
spherical triangle
spherical trigonometry
sphericality
spherically
sphericalness
sphericity
spherics
spheristerion
spherocyte

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPHERE

Anglosphere
anywhere
asthenosphere
chromosphere
ecosphere
exosphere
geosphere
heliosphere
hydrosphere
International Standard Atmosphere
ionosphere
lithosphere
mesosphere
northern hemisphere
planisphere
southern hemisphere
thermosphere
troposphere
Twittersphere
upper atmosphere
western hemisphere

Synonyms and antonyms of sphere in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPHERE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sphere» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sphere

Translation of «sphere» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPHERE

Find out the translation of sphere to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sphere from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sphere» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

球体
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esfera
570 millions of speakers

English

sphere
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्षेत्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المجال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сфера
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

esfera
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গোলক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sphère
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sfera
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kugel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구체
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கோளம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गोल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

küre
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sfera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kula
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сфера
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sferă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σφαίρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gebied
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sfär
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sfære
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sphere

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPHERE»

The term «sphere» is very widely used and occupies the 11.939 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPHERE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sphere» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sphere» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sphere

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10 QUOTES WITH «SPHERE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sphere.
1
Bob Anderson
You can't always wait for the guys at the top. Every manager at every level in the organization has an opportunity, big or small, to do something. Every manager's got some sphere of autonomy. Don't pass the buck up the line.
2
Michael Anti
Social media changed Chinese mindset. More and more Chinese intend to embrace freedom of speech and human rights as their birthright, not some imported American privilege. But also, it gave the Chinese a national public sphere for people to, it's like a training of their citizenship, preparing for future democracy.
3
Abdallah II of Jordan
The Middle East has the highest unemployment percentage of any region in the world we have the largest youth cohort of history coming into the market place that frustration does translate into the political sphere when people are hungry and without jobs.
4
Frederic Bastiat
Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice?
5
Jorge Luis Borges
One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.
6
Bernhard von Bulow
This fact lays on us - so long as the maintenance of good relations with Russia seems to us worth an effort - the duty of satisfying Russia that she has no need to fear any invasion of her sphere of interests on Germany's part.
7
Annie Jump Cannon
Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all.
8
Edward Carpenter
IN April 1882 my father died; and I was at once whirled out of my land of dreams into a very different sphere.
9
Jamais Cascio
With increasing fervor since the 1980s, sustainability has been the watchword of scientists, environmental activists, and indeed all those concerned about the complex, fragile systems on the sphere we inhabit. It has shaped debates about business, design, and our lifestyles.
10
Diane Cilento
Very quickly, without really looking back or trying, I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPHERE»

Discover the use of sphere in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sphere and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An ...
An account of the emergence and disintegration of.
Jürgen Habermas, 1991
2
Sphere
From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Congo comes a psychological thriller about a group of scientists who investigate a spaceship discovered on the ocean floor.
Michael Crichton, 2012
3
Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction
The best, most comprehensive book ever published on aikido
Adele Westbrook, Oscar Ratti, 2001
4
Sphere Packings, Lattices and Groups
The third edition of this definitive and popular book continues to pursue the question: what is the most efficient way to pack a large number of equal spheres in n-dimensional Euclidean space?
John Conway, Eiichi Bannai, 1999
5
Sphere
Students will see where solid shapes appear in their surroundings, from lunch boxes shaped like rectangular prisms to cylinder-shaped pasta. Direct photo-text correspondence supports beginning readers.
Jennifer Boothroyd, 2007
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Museums and the Public Sphere
Museums and the Public Sphere investigates the role of museums around the world as sites of democratic public space.
Jennifer Barrett, 2012
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Habermas and the Public Sphere
Harry C. Boyte. Craig Calhoun. Geoff Eley. Nancy Fraser. Nicholas Garnham. JürgenHabermas. Peter Hohendahl. Lloyd Kramer. Benjamin Lee. Thomas McCarthy. Moishe Postone. Mary P.Ryan. Michael Schudson. Michael Warner. David Zaret.
Craig J. Calhoun, 1992
8
A Private Sphere: Democracy in a Digital Age
The Internet is a political medium, borne of democracy, but is it democratizing? This text examines how online digital media shape and are shaped by contemporary democracies.
Zizi Papacharissi, 2010
9
The Making of a European Public Sphere: Media Discourse and ...
This book investigates an important source of the European Union's recent legitimacy problems. It shows how European integration is debated in mass media, and how this affects democratic inclusiveness.
Ruud Koopmans, Paul Statham, 2010
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Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere
A celebration of Percy Shelley's assertion that 'poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world', these thirty-plus essays on writers from Oscar Wilde to Salman Rushdie dispel the myth of politics as a stone tied to the neck of ...
Christopher Hitchens, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPHERE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sphere is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Odin Sphere Leifthrasir' Officially Coming To US Next Year
Fans were excited when game developer Atlus announced that “Odin Sphere” would be getting a high-definition upgrade and would be ported to the PlayStation ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
2
Vanillaware Reveals 'Odin Sphere Leifdrasir' And Another New Game
One of the most renowned and loved titles from Vanillaware is the 2007 PS2 game Odin Sphere. So it should come as great news that we will be receiving an ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
SPHERE reveals earliest stage of planetary nebula formation
These observations of the red giant star L2 Puppis, from the ZIMPOL mode of the newly installed SPHERE instrument, also clearly show a close stellar ... «Astronomy Magazine, Jun 15»
4
Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence Announced For North …
Nobunaga's Ambition: Creation for the PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 is being released in the West as Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence, Koei ... «Siliconera, May 15»
5
Around 90 people out of work as Sphere & Turret go out of business
Administrators for Sphere & Turret have confirmed that around 90 people across Scotland are now out of work after the business went into administration. «Fife Today, May 15»
6
High profile tech start-up Ninja Blocks goes bust
The company went quiet in April as their latest product, the Ninja Sphere, ran over time and over-budget. Ninja Blocks CEO Daniel Friedman was among the ... «The Australian Financial Review, May 15»
7
Sphere 3D and Microsoft to Showcase Virtualization and Cloud …
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2015) - Sphere 3D Corp. ( NASDAQ : ANY), a virtualization and data management solutions provider, today announced ... «Marketwired, Apr 15»
8
VLT's SPHERE highlights a missing brown dwarf
The ESO has turned the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research instrument (SPHERE) towards an unusual double star with the expectation of ... «Gizmag, Feb 15»
9
Microscopic metal sphere may contain microorganisms from aliens …
Dr Milton Wainwright claims to have found a tiny metal sphere that was oozing a 'gooey' substance in samples gathered by a balloon in the Earth's stratosphere. «Daily Mail, Feb 15»
10
TV of the future may be a sphere (Update)
Using the sphere makes the viewing an interactive and collaborative experience, said Geoff Kell of Pufferfish. "It will be an addition to the viewing experience, ... «Phys.Org, Jan 15»

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