geocentric vertical

geocentric vertical

[¦jē·ō¦sen·trik ′verd·ə·kəl]
(geodesy)
The direction of the radius vector drawn from the center of the earth through the location of the observer. Also known as geometric vertical.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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