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horizontal plane

[‚här·ə′zänt·əl ′plān]
(anatomy)
A transverse plane at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the body.

horizontal plane

A plane perpendicular to the direction of a plumb line.
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A horizontal angle is an angle measured in a horizontal plane.
Although it is reasonable to be concerned about the latter, especially for auditory localization in the horizontal plane, Hausler, Colburn, and Marr (1983) showed that participants with losses of this magnitude do not suffer deficits in tasks required for proficient auditory localization.
Figure 1A illustrates directional response patterns of a representative sharpened DON cell in the horizontal plane.
By contrast, in the horizontal plane, the variability of antigravitational forces (and therefore of the gravitational cues they generate) is minimal: because the participant's movements are performed in front of the participant in a direction perpendicular to gravity, they require constant antigravitational forces.
Negative values signify deviation downward from a horizontal plane parallel to the soil surface, positive values signify deviation upward.
If we know that the transmitter is located on or near the horizontal plane (a very common situation in ground-based DF systems), this ambiguity reduces to that shown in Figure 2.
In computer-assisted facial reproduction, the cranium and articulated mandible are positioned in what is called the Frankfort horizontal plane (a scientific articulation of the cranium and mandible for photographing the cranium) and scanned with the camera.
1] represents an average cross-sectional area of said fluff wood pulp fibers observed on a cross-section extending in parallel to a horizontal plane when said outer surface of said aggregation is placed on said horizontal plane, [CS.
Nortronic is said to be easy to use with two full colour OLED displays positioned at 90[degrees] to each other so the display can be seen whether operating in the vertical or horizontal plane.
Roughly equal numbers of fragments were ejected above and below the horizontal plane, whereas slightly more fragments were ejected backwards than forwards.
In most cases, these interference signals come from low elevation angles when the receiver is mounted in the horizontal plane, because the jammer is usually located near the horizontal plane [2].
2002) presented a method for simulating the electromagnetic field based on turning radiation directivity diagrams around axis z in the vertical plane and evaluating directivity diagrams in the horizontal plane.