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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An early form of sextant.

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  • For navigational purposes a more basic and sturdy version was needed, and this became known as the mariner's astrolabe.
  • The other instrument, called the astrolabe, was a brass circle marked off into 360 degrees.
  • The astrolabe was a highly developed tool used throughout the Muslim world to measure the altitude of stars and planets.
  • The '' 'astrolabe' '' was a compact round disc used to observe and calculate the position of for more
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