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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Showing all great circles as straight lines, and thus preserving the shortest distances between any two locations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the gnomon, or the art of dialing.
  • n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the art of dialing.
  • In botany, bent at right angles. Also gnomic, gnomical.

Etymologies

Latin gnomonicus, Ancient Greek γνωμονικός (gnōmonikos, "judging by rule"): compare French gnomonique. See gnomon. (Wiktionary)

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