from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. etc. See under Amplitude, Attraction, etc.
- n. the angular distance of a heavenly body, when on the horizon, from the magnetic east or west point as indicated by the compass. The difference between the magnetic and the true or astronomical amplitude (see 3 above) is the “variation of the compass.”
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