Artificial horizon

Artificial horizon
Artificial Ar`ti*fi"cial, a. [L. artificialis, fr. artificium: cf. F. artificiel. See {Artifice}.] 1. Made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human skill and labor, in opposition to natural; as, artificial heat or light, gems, salts, minerals, fountains, flowers. [1913 Webster]

Artificial strife Lives in these touches, livelier than life. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine. ``Artificial tears.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Artful; cunning; crafty. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as, artificial grasses. --Gibbon. [1913 Webster]

{Artificial arguments} (Rhet.), arguments invented by the speaker, in distinction from laws, authorities, and the like, which are called inartificial arguments or proofs. --Johnson.

{Artificial classification} (Science), an arrangement based on superficial characters, and not expressing the true natural relations species; as, ``the artificial system'' in botany, which is the same as the Linn[ae]an system.

{Artificial horizon}. See under {Horizon}.

{Artificial light}, any light other than that which proceeds from the heavenly bodies.

{Artificial lines}, lines on a sector or scale, so contrived as to represent the logarithmic sines and tangents, which, by the help of the line of numbers, solve, with tolerable exactness, questions in trigonometry, navigation, etc.

{Artificial numbers}, logarithms.

{Artificial person} (Law). See under {Person}.

{Artificial sines}, {tangents}, etc., the same as logarithms of the natural sines, tangents, etc. --Hutton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Artificial horizon — Horizon Ho*ri zon, n. [F., fr. L. horizon, fr. Gr. ? (sc. ?) the bounding line, horizon, fr. ? to bound, fr. ? boundary, limit.] 1. The line which bounds that part of the earth s surface visible to a spectator from a given point; the apparent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • artificial horizon — n. a gyroscopic instrument on an aircraft for indicating the true horizon and the position of the craft with reference to it; flight indicator …   English World dictionary

  • artificial horizon — dirbtinis horizontas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Plokščias veidrodinis paviršius, statmenas sunkio jėgos krypčiai. atitikmenys: angl. artificial horizon; false horizon vok. künstlicher Horizont, m rus.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • artificial horizon — dirbtinis horizontas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. artificial horizon; false horizon vok. künstlicher Horizont, m rus. искусственный горизонт, m pranc. horizon artificiel, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Artificial horizon — Ein künstlicher Horizont (engl. attitude indicator oder artificial horizon auch gyro horizon) ersetzt den natürlichen Horizont, der die Grenzlinie zwischen der sichtbaren Erde und dem Himmel darstellt, wenn man den Horizont nicht sehen kann oder… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • artificial horizon — padėties erdvėje rodytuvas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Prietaisas, kuris vaizduoja orlaivio padėtį erdvėje pagal paties prietaiso arba iš išorės gaunamą informaciją. Dar jis vadinamas aviahorizontu. atitikmenys: angl. artificial horizon;… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • artificial horizon — i. A gyro operated flight instrument that shows the pitching and banking attitudes of an aircraft with respect to a reference line horizon, within limited degrees of movement, by means of the relative position of lines or marks on the face of the …   Aviation dictionary

  • artificial horizon — 1. a level, as a surface of mercury, used in determining the altitudes of stars. Cf. level (def. 7). 2. the bubble in a sextant or octant for aerial use. 3. Also called flight indicator, gyro horizon. Aeron. an instrument that indicates the… …   Universalium

  • artificial horizon — noun An instrument that displays the pitch and roll of an aircraft in flight by comparing its attitude to a gyroscopically maintained indication of the flat horizon line. Syn: attitude indicator, gyro horizon …   Wiktionary

  • artificial horizon — noun a navigational instrument based on a gyroscope; it artificially provides a simulated horizon for the pilot • Syn: ↑gyro horizon, ↑flight indicator • Hypernyms: ↑navigational instrument …   Useful english dictionary

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