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hypersphere

Syllabification: hy·per·sphere
Pronunciation: /ˈhīpərˌsfir
 
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Definition of hypersphere in English:

noun

A sphere that exhibits more than three dimensions.
Example sentences
  • A 3D crosssection of a hypersphere is simply a sphere.
  • The first just gives the large dimensionality of hypersphere, the second the flat diffusive landscape.
  • A similar breakdown for three-dimensional spaces, Thurston realized, would give mathematicians a useful tool for distinguishing hyperspheres from other shapes.

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