Greenwich hour angle

noun

Green·​wich hour angle
usually ˈgrinij in Greenwich,
England,
& in Great Britain as a whole,
usually ˈgrenich or ˈgrenēch in Greenwich Village & in New York City as a whole,
often in certain other places named Greenwich & usually by speakers unfamiliar with the local pronunciation of any place named Greenwich ˈgrēnˌwich;
sometimes ˈgrenij or ˈgrenēj or ˈgrinich or ˈgrinēch or ˈgrinēj or ˈgrenˌwich or ˈgrinˌwich
: the hour angle of a celestial body at the meridian of Greenwich

Word History

Etymology

from Greenwich, England

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“Greenwich hour angle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Greenwich%20hour%20angle. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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