parallel of altitude


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parallel of altitude

[′par·ə‚lel əv ′al·tə‚tüd]
(astronomy)
A circle on the celestial sphere parallel to the horizon connecting all points of equal altitude. Also known as almucantar; altitude circle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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