Ascensional difference

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ascensional difference See under Ascensional.
    • Ascensional difference (Astron) the difference between oblique and right ascension; -- used chiefly as expressing the difference between the time of the rising or setting of a body and six o'clock, or six hours from its meridian passage.
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Usage

In literature:

It is the sum or difference of the right ascension and ascensional difference.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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