high-altitude method

high-altitude method

[′hī ¦al·tə‚tüd ′meth·əd]
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The establishing of a circular line of position from the observation of the altitude of a celestial body; the geographical position and zenith distance of the body are used in constructing this line of position.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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