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Definition 1: the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where angular distance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he recorded angular distances between the stars

(angular distance is a kind of ...) the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians

(... is a kind of angular distance ) the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself

(... is a kind of angular distance ) the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich

(... is a kind of angular distance ) (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere

(... is a kind of angular distance ) (astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and seconds; used with declination to specify positions on the celestial sphere

"one hour of right ascension equals fifteen degrees"

(... is a kind of angular distance ) (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing; the right ascension for an observer at a particular location and time of day

(... is a kind of angular distance ) the angular distance of a point in an orbit past the point of periapsis measured in degrees

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