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Meaning of GREAT CIRCLE

Pronunciation:  greyt 'surkul

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center
 
 See Also: celestial equator, celestial horizon, ecliptic, equator, equinoctial, equinoctial circle, equinoctial line, horizon, hour circle, line, line of longitude, longitude, meridian, vertical circle

 

 

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 Related Terms: anklet, aphelion, apogee, armlet, astronomical longitude, autumnal equinox, band, belt, bracelet, celestial equator, celestial longitude, celestial meridian, cincture, cingulum, circle, collar, collarband, colures, earring, ecliptic, equator, equinoctial, equinoctial circle, equinoctial colure, equinox, fascia, fillet, finger ring, galactic longitude, geocentric longitude, geodetic longitude, girdle, girt, girth, heliocentric longitude, hoop, longitude, meridian, neckband, necklace, nose ring, orbit, perigee, perihelion, period, quoit, ring, small circle, solstitial colure, trajectory, vernal equinox, wristband, wristlet, zodiac, zone
 

 

 

 

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