tangent latitude error

tangent latitude error

[′tan·jənt ′lad·ə‚tüd ‚er·ər]
(navigation)
The angle between the local meridian and the settling position or spin axis in a nonpendulous gyrocompass where damping is accomplished by offsetting the point of application of the force of a mercury ballistic.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.