from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The apparent radius of a celestial body when viewed as a disk from Earth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The apparent radius of a star etc, when viewed from Earth
- n. radius, half of a diameter
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Half of a diameter; a right line, or the length of a right line, drawn from the center of a circle, a sphere, or other curved figure, to its circumference or periphery; a radius.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One half the diameter: especially, in astronomy, one half the angular diameter of the sun, moon, or other object showing a disk; the radius.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the apparent radius of a celestial body when viewed as a disc from the earth
As the semidiameter was only 28 inches, this large tree could have been but 168 years old.
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On the same day, at Des Moines, Newcomb could perceive, through somewhat hazy air, no long rays, and the four-pointed outline of the corona reached at its farthest only a _single semidiameter_ of the moon from the limb.
Each semicircular niche was about a foot in its semidiameter.
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