Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

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