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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Sextant(0.01006 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Sextant.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees
2: a measuring instrument for measuring the angular distance
between celestial objects; resembles an octant
English → English (gcide)
Sextant \Sex"tant\, n. [L. sextans, -antis, the sixth part of an
as, fr. sextus sixth, sex six. See Six.]
1. (Math.) The sixth part of a circle.
2. An instrument for measuring angular distances between
objects, -- used esp. at sea, for ascertaining the
latitude and longitude. It is constructed on the same
optical principle as Hadley's quadrant, but usually of
metal, with a nicer graduation, telescopic sight, and its
arc the sixth, and sometimes the third, part of a circle.
3. (Astron.) The constellation Sextans.
Box sextant, a small sextant inclosed in a cylindrical case
to make it more portable.