geocentric parallax


geocentric parallax
noun
the parallax of a celestial body using two points on the surface of the earth as the earth rotates
Syn: ↑diurnal parallax
Hypernyms: ↑parallax
Hyponyms: ↑horizontal parallax, ↑solar parallax

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noun
: the difference in the apparent direction or position of a celestial body as observed from the center of the earth and from a point on the surface of the earth

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geocentric parallax,
the parallax of a heavenly body using the radius of the earth for measurement; diurnal parallax.

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  • Geocentric parallax — Parallax Par al*lax, n. [Gr. ? alternation, the mutual inclination of two lines forming an angle, fr. ? to change a little, go aside, deviate; para beside, beyond + ? to change: cf. F. parallaxe. Cf. {Parallel}.] 1. The apparent displacement, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geocentric parallax — parinis paralaksas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. diurnal parallax; geocentric parallax vok. Tagesparallaxe, f rus. суточный параллакс, m pranc. parallaxe diurne, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • geocentric parallax. — See under parallax (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • geocentric parallax — /dʒioʊˌsɛntrɪk ˈpærəlæks/ (say jeeoh.sentrik paruhlaks) noun See parallax (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • geocentric parallax. — See under parallax (def. 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parallax — Par al*lax, n. [Gr. ? alternation, the mutual inclination of two lines forming an angle, fr. ? to change a little, go aside, deviate; para beside, beyond + ? to change: cf. F. parallaxe. Cf. {Parallel}.] 1. The apparent displacement, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parallax of the cross wires — Parallax Par al*lax, n. [Gr. ? alternation, the mutual inclination of two lines forming an angle, fr. ? to change a little, go aside, deviate; para beside, beyond + ? to change: cf. F. parallaxe. Cf. {Parallel}.] 1. The apparent displacement, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parallax — [par′ə laks΄] n. [Fr parallaxe < Gr parallaxis < parallassein, to vary, decline, wander < para ,PARA 1 + allassein, to change < allos, other: see ELSE] 1. the apparent change in the position of an object resulting from the change in… …   English World dictionary

  • parallax — parallactic /par euh lak tik/, adj. parallactically, adv. /par euh laks /, n. 1. the apparent displacement of an observed object due to a change in the position of the observer. 2. Astron. the apparent angular displacement of a celestial body due …   Universalium

  • parallax — /ˈpærəlæks / (say paruhlaks) noun 1. a misalignment in the comparison of two locations due to the relative position of the observer. 2. diurnal parallax or geocentric parallax, the apparent displacement of a heavenly body due to its being… …   Australian English dictionary