geographical position


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geographical position

[¦jē·ə¦graf·ə·kəl pə′zish·ən]
(astronomy)
That point on the earth at which a given celestial body is in the zenith at a specified time.
(geography)
Any position on the earth defined by means of its geographical coordinates, either astronomical or geodetic.
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Dessalles looked in amazement at the prince, who was talking of the Niemen when the enemy was already at the Dnieper, but Princess Mary, forgetting the geographical position of the Niemen, thought that what her father was saying was correct.
I know it now, and how far we were from guessing the wonderful, the miraculous, the gigantic truth which even yet I may only guess at--the thing that sets Caspak apart from all the rest of the world far more definitely than her isolated geographical position or her impregnable barrier of giant cliffs.
They have worked out the great problem upon their own lines, and their isolated geographical position has helped them to come to a conclusion of their own.
It depended, so she came to think, when invited into his room for a private conference, upon a systematic revision of the card-index, upon the issue of certain new lemon-colored leaflets, in which the facts were marshaled once more in a very striking way, and upon a large scale map of England dotted with little pins tufted with differently colored plumes of hair according to their geographical position.
People who live at a distance are naturally less faulty than those immediately under our own eyes; and it seems superfluous, when we consider the remote geographical position of the Ethiopians, and how very little the Greeks had to do with them, to inquire further why Homer calls them "blameless.
And your country's strategic geographical position offers a enormous potential," Schmitt said.
Referring to Iran's strategic and geographical position, Ghazanfari said that Iran has 15 neighbor states and the Islamic Republic could be China's trade and economic activities center with the neighbor states.
Today these castles are reminders that, despite its peripheral geographical position, Pembrokeshire once played a key role in major events.
To a question, he said Pakistan because of its geographical position can take benefit from the energy resources of Central Asian States to overcome its energy problems.
Thanks to its geographical position, the Minister said, Morocco is becoming an "important hub" for strengthening exchanges between the Mediterranean countries.
Al-Radhi said that it was easy to smuggle drugs through Yemen because of its important geographical position.
We've been successful here, but as Tobougg's popularity continues to increase, we have become increasingly aware that the geographical position of East Burrow is putting an added strain on the finances of mare owners who are keen to use him.

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