time sight

noun

Definition of time sight

1 : a set of observations for the determination of time that are usually made with a transit instrument
2 : an observation by sextant of the altitude of a heavenly body to determine longitude by comparing the local time with Greenwich Mean Time

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“Time sight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20sight. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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