Nautical almanac

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nautical almanac an almanac, or year book, containing astronomical calculations (lunar, stellar, etc.), and other information useful to mariners.
    • Nautical almanac See under Almanac.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Nautical almanac an almanac giving information specially useful to sailors
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. nauticus—Gr. nautikosnaus; cog. with L. navis, a ship.

Usage

In literature:

Of the regular annual ephemerides the earliest, so far as I am aware, is the Connaissance des Temps or French Nautical Almanac.
"Side-lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science" by Simon Newcomb
Two Nautical Almanacs, 1858 and 1859.
"Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia" by William John Wills
Almighty power can interfere as easily with the events which are, as with those which are not, in the Nautical Almanac.
"A History of Freedom of Thought" by John Bagnell Bury
Among these is the nautical almanac used in navigating ships.
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
ALMANAC, Nautical, 71; explanation of signs used, 275.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
But the 'Nautical Almanac' gives the means of determining this point.
"Half-hours with the Telescope" by Richard A. Proctor
I send you herewith, the Nautical Almanacs for 1786, 1787, 1788, 1789, 1790, which are as late as they are published.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
With these explanations we may proceed to find a planet by the aid of the Nautical Almanac and our charts.
"Other Worlds" by Garrett P. Serviss
Can do my amplitude and variations now without looking at a nautical almanac.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
Unfortunately they had no books except the nautical almanac, which was not interesting reading.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In science:

Williams, Orbital ephemerides of the sun, moon, and planets, Explanatory Supplement to the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac, P. K.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
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