Meridional parts

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Meridional parts parts of the meridian in Mercator's projection, corresponding to each minute of latitude from the equator up to 70 or 80 degrees; tabulated numbers representing these parts used in projecting charts, and in solving cases in Mercator's sailing.
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Usage

In literature:

Ethiopia is departed in two principal parts, and that is the East part and the Meridional part.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
A degree of latitude is the 90th part of the quadrant, or quarter of a great meridional circle.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
From this log subtract the log of difference of meridional parts.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
The name Maya seems to have existed from the remotest times in the meridional parts of Hindostan.
"Vestiges of the Mayas" by Augustus Le Plongeon
The most difficult part to understand are the meridional contrasts.
"The Philosophy of the Weather" by Thomas Belden Butler
Kendall, the expert Englishman, with a true meridional compass admits only a sixth part of a rumbe.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
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