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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Relating to the mark on a sundial that indicates the time based on the length and position of its shadow.

Usage examples (6)
  • Affixed to it are gnomonic instruments, made by Ignazio Dante in 1573.
  • That map and Ritter's others are considered the first examples of a gnomonic map projection, a method to accurately represent the curvature of the earth on a flat surface.
  • The distortion, however, is necessarily enormous when the celestial sphere is presented in only six gnomonic maps.
  • The maps depict the entire earth on a central or gnomonic projection, which shows the globe as six faces of a cube. for more
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