from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The parallax of the sun, that is, the angle subtended at the sun by the semidiameter of the earth. It is 8.”80, and is the fundamental datum.
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- n. the angle subtended by the mean equatorial radius of the Earth at a distance of one astronomical unit
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