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Bible Encyclopedias

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Gnomon

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The Greek word for the style of a sundial, or any object, commonly a vertical column,. the shadow of which was observed in former times in order to learn B the altitude of the sun, especially when on the meridian. The art of constructing a sundial is sometimes termed gnomonics. In geometry, a gnomon is a plane figure formed by removing a parallelogram from a corner of a larger parallelogram; in the figure Abcdefa is a gnomon. Gnomonic projection is a projection of a sphere in which the centre of sight is the centre of the sphere.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Gnomon'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/g/gnomon.html. 1910.

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