Prime vertical
Vertical Ver"ti*cal, n. 1. Vertical position; zenith. [R.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Math.) A vertical line, plane, or circle. [1913 Webster]

{Prime vertical}, {Prime vertical dial}. See under {Prime}, a. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Prime vertical — Prime Prime, a. [F., fr. L. primus first, a superl. corresponding to the compar. prior former. See {Prior}, a., {Foremost}, {Former}, and cf. {Prim}, a., {Primary}, {Prince}.] 1. First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prime vertical — noun : the vertical circle at right angles to the celestial meridian and passing through the east and west points of the horizon * * * prime vertical noun A great celestial circle passing through the east and west points of the horizon, and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prime vertical — In astronomy and astrology, the prime vertical is the vertical circle passing east and west through the zenith, and intersecting the horizon in its east and west points.References*1911 …   Wikipedia

  • prime vertical — noun Astronomy a great circle in the celestial sphere passing through the zenith and the east and west points of the horizon …   English new terms dictionary

  • Prime-vertical dial — Prime Prime, a. [F., fr. L. primus first, a superl. corresponding to the compar. prior former. See {Prior}, a., {Foremost}, {Former}, and cf. {Prim}, a., {Primary}, {Prince}.] 1. First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prime-vertical transit instrument — Prime Prime, a. [F., fr. L. primus first, a superl. corresponding to the compar. prior former. See {Prior}, a., {Foremost}, {Former}, and cf. {Prim}, a., {Primary}, {Prince}.] 1. First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prime vertical dial — Vertical Ver ti*cal, n. 1. Vertical position; zenith. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) A vertical line, plane, or circle. [1913 Webster] {Prime vertical}, {Prime vertical dial}. See under {Prime}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prime vertical circle — The prime vertical circle cuts the observer’s vertical circle at 90° and forms the east and west point of the horizon …   Aviation dictionary

  • prime vertical dial — noun : a sundial in which the shadow is projected on the plane of the prime vertical : a vertical south dial …   Useful english dictionary

  • prime-vertical transit — noun : a transit instrument mounted so that its telescope revolves in the plane of the prime vertical …   Useful english dictionary

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