angular distance

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angular distance

See apparent distance.

Angular Distance

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The distance between points in an astrological chart is always expressed in terms of angular distance. Because the locations of the significant elements of a horoscope are expressed in terms of degrees and minutes (and, occasionally, seconds) of the zodiac, the distance between any two points is similarly expressed as so many degrees and minutes of the arc between them. For example, the angular distance between a planet located at 3°15’ Aries and another planet situated at 24°27’ Aries would be 21°12’.

angular distance

[′an·gyə·lər ′dis·təns]
(mathematics)
For two points, the angle between the lines from a point of observation to the points.
The angular difference between two directions, numerically equal to the angle between two lines extending in the given directions.
The arc of the great circle joining two points, expressed in angular units.
(physics)
The distance between two points, expressed in wavelengths at a specified frequency.
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