planisphere

noun pla·ni·sphere \ ˈplā-nə-ˌsfir \

Definition of planisphere

: a representation of the circles of the sphere on a plane; especially : a polar projection of the celestial sphere and the stars on a plane with adjustable circles or other appendages for showing celestial phenomena for any given time

planispheric

play \ˌplā-nə-ˈsfir-ik, -ˈsfer-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of planisphere

alteration of Middle English planisperie, from Medieval Latin planisphaerium, from Latin planum plane + sphaera sphere


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