semidiameter


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semidiameter

(sem-ee-dÿ-am -ĕ-ter) Half the apparent diameter of a celestial body.
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semidiameter

[¦sem·i·dī′am·əd·ər]
(astronomy)
Measured at the observer, half the angle subtended by the visible disk of a celestial body.
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