Pronunciation: (sfēr'iks, sfer'-), [key]
1. (used with a sing. v.) electronic equipment for determining the position of storms by locating their accompanying atmospherics.
2. (used with a pl. v.) the atmospheric discharges located by this device.
3. Also,spherics. (used with a sing. v.) the study of atmospherics.
4. spherics2 (def. 1).
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