solid angle, \(\varOmega\), \(\omega\)
Of a cone, the ratio of the area cut out on a spherical surface (with its centre at the apex of that cone) to the square of the radius of the sphere. It is a quantity of dimension one (dimensionless quantity) with unit steradian (sr = 1).
Green Book, 2nd ed., p. 11 (
PAC, 1996, 68, 957. 'Glossary of terms in quantities and units in Clinical Chemistry (IUPAC-IFCC Recommendations 1996)' on page 992 (