setting circle


Definition of setting circle

: a graduated scale or wheel on the mounting of an equatorial telescope for indicating right ascension or declination

Examples of setting circle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s sparkling lights, wreaths, a Santa welcome mat, personalized stockings hanging on her fireplace mantle, and a train set circling a beautiful tree covered in ornaments and lights. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Taylor Swift’s New Music Video Shows What Christmas Was Like in Her Home," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of setting circle

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Setting circle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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