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prosthaphæresis

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  • n. A method of computing by means of a table of natural trigonometrical functions, without multiplication.
  • n. A reduction to bring the apparent place of a moving point or planet to the mean place.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The reduction to bring the apparent place of a planet or moving point to the mean place.
  • n. A method of computing by means of a table of natural trigonometrical functions, without multiplying. It was invented by a pupil of Tycho Brahe, named Wittig, but was entirely superseded by logarithms.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek προσθαφαίρεσις. (Wiktionary)

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