from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to the art of dialing.
- In botany, bent at right angles. Also gnomic, gnomical.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to the gnomon, or the art of dialing.
- adjective a projection of the circles of the sphere, in which the point of sight is taken at the center of the sphere, and the principal plane is tangent to the surface of the sphere.
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- adjective cartography Showing all
great circlesas straight lines, and thus preserving the shortest distances between any two locations.
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That map and Ritter's others are considered the first examples of a gnomonic map projection, a method to accurately represent the curvature of the earth on a flat surface.
The bearings as laid off on a small scale chart of gnomonic projection are very inaccurate, and here we are handicapped, as our chronometers have lost all regularity.
Affixed to it are gnomonic instruments, made by Ignazio Dante in 1573.
The Right Angle at an early date gave its name to the odd numbers, which were called, by the Greeks, gnomonic numbers, as personifying the male sex, and the Right-Angled
Such are the Society's six gnomonic maps, the set of six gnomonic maps in Johnstone's 'Atlas of Astronomy,' and my own set of twelve gnomonic maps.
The distortion, however, is necessarily enormous when the celestial sphere is presented in only six gnomonic maps.
The maps depict the entire earth on a central or gnomonic projection, which shows the globe as six faces of a cube.
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