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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The projection of all or part of a ball shaped object onto a flat surface, especially a map representing the entire surface of the earth or another celestial body, without division into halves.

Usage examples (39)
  • We created a planisphere as part of our science project.
  • A planisphere is a visual aid to astronomers and stargazers.
  • "planisphere," because it can be made to show all the constellations visible at a given time at a given date, and no others.
  • He watched the compass silently, then the manometer; and, going to the planisphere, placed his finger on for more
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