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  • n. Plural form of parallax.

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Examples

  • POUL ANDERSON m-m, Edmond Beynac's hypothetical mother asteroid, I'd get better parallaxes than you can from the Moon.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • From the National Academy of Sciences to Dr.S. A. Mitchell, to be used by his department in work on parallaxes.

    Board of Visitors minutes

  • By 1916 – 17, the measures of the parallaxes of one hundred stars had been completed by Professor

    History of the University of Virginia, 1819-1919

  • The distances of the heavenly bodies can only be determined (speaking generally) by measuring their parallaxes, in other words, their apparent changes of position when seen from different points of view.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • Then came the discoveries of the aberration of light and of stellar parallaxes.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • + A third difficulty was raised about necessary changes in the appearance of the constellations or in modern language about large parallaxes of the stars when viewed from opposite points of the earth's orbit.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • This occurred in the case of stellar parallaxes, the absence of which had been objected by Ptolemy, and the existence of which was shown by

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • The parallaxes of which we have heretofore spoken consist in the change in the direction of a star produced by the swing of the earth from one side of its orbit to the other.

    The Extent of the Universe

  • I examined the thing by inferring nearly the velocities from the distances, and the distances both from the parallaxes and the phenomena of the tails, and never found the errors of excess or defect in the velocities greater than what might have arisen from the errors in the distances collected after that manner.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 15 — Science

  • It is not worth while to give this question of negative parallax too much importance, by reason of the probability of error, but in this connection it should be stated that there appears to be an undue number of negative parallaxes recorded.

    Four-Dimensional Vistas

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