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Definitions of Analemma

  1. An orthographic projection of the sphere on the plane of the meridian, the eye being supposed at an infinite distance, and in the east or west point of the horizon. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A scale of the sun's declination for each day of the year, drawn across the torrid zone on an artificial terrestrial globe. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. An instrument of wood or brass, on which this projection of the sphere is made, having a movable horizon or cursor; - formerly much used in solving some common astronomical problems. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A projection of the sphere on the plane of the meridian; an instrument of wood or brass, on which this kind of projection is drawn. See Analepsis. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. In geom., a projection of a sphere on the plane of the meridian. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. An instrument of wood or brass, on which this projection of the sphere is made, having a movable horizon or cursor; -- formerly much used in solving some common astronomical problems. mso.anu.edu.au
  7. An instrument of wood or brass, on which this projection of the sphere is made, having a movable horizon or cursor; formerly much used in solving some common astronomical problems. dictgcide_fs
  8. [Gr.] The orthographic projection of the great sphere on the plane of a meridian or of the solstitial colure (q.v.). Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  9. An astrolabe (q.v.). Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  10. n. [Greek] A projection of the sphere on the plane of the meridian, orthographically made by straight lines, circles, and ellipses, the eye being supposed at an infinite distance, and in the east or west point of the horizon;—an instrument of wood or brass, on which this projection of the sphere is made, and having a horizon fitted to it. Cabinet Dictionary
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