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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The apparent radius of a celestial body when viewed as a disc from the earth.

Usage examples (14)
  • As the semidiameter was only 28 inches, this large tree could have been but 168 years old.
  • Each of the laminae can be seen to be composed of two, three, or four layers of ligneous tubes; but supposing each ring the growth of one year, and the semidiameter of a...
  • Each semicircular niche was about a foot in its semidiameter.
  • The parts, D and F, will be likewise elevated to H and K, whose refraction, by reason of its inclination, will be bigger then that of the point C, though less then that of E;... for more
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