angular distance

noun

Definition of angular distance

  1. :  angular displacement December's the darkest month with the darkest day, Dec. 21, the winter solstice when our star is at its greatest angular distance south of the equator. — Ray Murphy, Boston Globe, 1 Dec. 1988

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1740


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