Gnomonic meaning

nōmänik
Of a gnomon, or sundial.
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Of the measurement of time by sundials.
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(cartography) Showing all great circles as straight lines, and thus preserving the shortest distances between any two locations.
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Origin of gnomonic

  • Latin gnomonicus, Ancient Greek γνωμονικός (gnōmonikos, “judging by rule”): compare French gnomonique. See gnomon.

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