Definition of vertical circle in English:

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vertical circle


A great circle of the celestial sphere whose diameter runs from zenith to nadir.
Example sentences
  • The three vertical circle detail is very uniting.
  • These vertical circles are more obvious at the surface.
  • Alcabitius, which uses vertical circles, bears the name of the 12 th-century Arabian astrologer, Alchabitus.

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Syllabification: ver·ti·cal cir·cle

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