Besselian elements

noun

Bes·​sel·​ian elements
bə-ˈsel-yən-
: mathematical-astronomical data employed by Bessel for facilitating precise prediction of a solar eclipse at any place on the earth

Word History

Etymology

F. W. Bessel + English -ian

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“Besselian elements.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Besselian%20elements. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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