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What makes an orb an orb and a sphere a sphere whats the difference?

Question #134392. Asked by endoverend.
Last updated Jul 03 2021.
Originally posted Jan 19 2014 9:21 PM.

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ceetee star
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ceetee star
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link https://www.dictionary.com/browse/orb
From my reading of the multiple references in this link, an orb is a sphere. Willing to stand corrected on this

Response last updated by satguru on Jul 03 2021.
Jan 20 2014, 4:29 AM
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I agree with Ceetee. In addition, the word 'orb' seems to have multifarious specific meanings, whereas 'sphere' is a more general term for the exact same shape: link http://www.orbsoflove.org/whatROrbs.html

Jan 20 2014, 12:18 PM
bluepeter46
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bluepeter46

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A sphere is the correct term for the exact geometrical shape. 'Orb', 'globe', 'ball' and similar words can be used for shapes that may be out of true. The Earth is an oblate spheroid.

Jan 21 2014, 11:02 AM
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