from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A circle described by the intersection of the surface of a sphere with a plane passing through the center of the sphere.
- noun A segment of such a circle representing the shortest distance between two terrestrial points.
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- noun geometry A circle defined as the
intersectionof the surfaceof a sphereand a planewhich passes through the centreof the sphere.
- noun A
segmentof such circle representing the shortest distancebetween two points on the surface of a sphere.
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- noun a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center
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