middle-latitude sailing

middle-latitude sailing

[′mid·əl ¦lad·ə‚tüd ‚sāl·iŋ]
(navigation)
A method of converting departure into difference of longitude, or vice versa, when the true course is not 090° or 270° by assuming that such a course is steered at the middle latitude.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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