semidiameter

noun
semi·​di·​am·​e·​ter | \ ˌse-mē-dī-ˈa-mə-tər How to pronounce semidiameter (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semidiameter

: radius specifically : the apparent radius of a generally spherical celestial body

First Known Use of semidiameter

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Semidiameter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semidiameter. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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