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Definition 1: the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where horizon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge

Synonyms for horizon in the sense of this definition

(horizon is a kind of ...) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

"the range of a supersonic jet" "a piano has a greater range than the human voice" "the ambit of municipal legislation" "within the compass of this article" "within the scope of an investigation" "outside the reach of the law" "in the political orbit of a world power"

Definition 2: the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for horizon in the sense of this definition

(horizon is a kind of ...) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

(... is part of horizon) the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer

Definition 3: a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land - [noun denoting location]

(horizon is a kind of ...) one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)

(... is a kind of horizon ) a layer in a soil profile

(... is a kind of horizon ) a layer of rock with a particular composition (especially of fossils); for dating the stratum

(... is part of horizon) a vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers

Definition 4: the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for horizon in the sense of this definition

(horizon is a kind of ...) a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center

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