Cometarium
Cometarium Com`e*ta"ri*um, n. [NL.] (Astron.) An instrument, intended to represent the revolution of a comet round the sun. --Hutton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cometarium — (lat., Astron.), Kometenmaschine, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • cometarium — (kɒmɪˈtɛərɪəm) [mod.L., f. comēta + arium: after planetarium.] A mechanical contrivance (invented by Desaguliers) for illustrating motion in an eccentric orbit. J. Ferguson Astron. §405. 1867–77 G. F. Chambers Astron. Vocab. Def. 914 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kometenmaschine — (Cometarium), von Desaguliers erfundene, von Martin verbesserte Maschine, den in der Sonnennähe schnellern, in der Sonnenferne langsamern Lauf eines Kometen in seiner excentrischen Bahn darzustellen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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