semidiameter

noun

semi·​di·​am·​e·​ter ˌse-mē-dī-ˈa-mə-tər How to pronounce semidiameter (audio)
ˌse-ˌmī-,
-mi-
: radius
specifically : the apparent radius of a generally spherical celestial body

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semidiameter was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Semidiameter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semidiameter. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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