variants or substile
: a straight line on which the gnomon of a dial is erected and which constitutes the common section of the face of the dial and a plane perpendicular to it passing through the gnomon

Word History


sub- + style or obsolete English stile style, from Middle English

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“Substyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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