Globular chart
Globular Glob"u*lar, a. [Cf. F. globulaire.] Globe-shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so; as, globular atoms. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Globular chart}, a chart of the earth's surface constructed on the principles of the globular projection.

{Globular projection} (Map Projection), a perspective projection of the surface of a hemisphere upon a plane parallel to the base of the hemisphere, the point of sight being taken in the axis produced beyond the surface of the opposite hemisphere a distance equal to the radius of the sphere into the sine of 45[deg].

{Globular sailing}, sailing on the arc of a great circle, or so as to make the shortest distance between two places; circular sailing. [1913 Webster]


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  • Globular chart — Chart Chart (ch[aum]rt; k[aum]rt Obs.), n. [A doublet of card: cf. F. charte charter, carte card. See {Card}, and cf. {Charter}.] 1. A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which information is exhibited, esp. when the information is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • globular chart — noun : a chart made on the globular projection …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chart — (ch[aum]rt; k[aum]rt Obs.), n. [A doublet of card: cf. F. charte charter, carte card. See {Card}, and cf. {Charter}.] 1. A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which information is exhibited, esp. when the information is arranged in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Globular — Glob u*lar, a. [Cf. F. globulaire.] Globe shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so; as, globular atoms. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Globular chart}, a chart of the earth s surface constructed on the principles of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Globular projection — Globular Glob u*lar, a. [Cf. F. globulaire.] Globe shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so; as, globular atoms. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Globular chart}, a chart of the earth s surface constructed on the principles of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Globular sailing — Globular Glob u*lar, a. [Cf. F. globulaire.] Globe shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so; as, globular atoms. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Globular chart}, a chart of the earth s surface constructed on the principles of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heliographic chart — Chart Chart (ch[aum]rt; k[aum]rt Obs.), n. [A doublet of card: cf. F. charte charter, carte card. See {Card}, and cf. {Charter}.] 1. A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which information is exhibited, esp. when the information is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mercator's chart — Chart Chart (ch[aum]rt; k[aum]rt Obs.), n. [A doublet of card: cf. F. charte charter, carte card. See {Card}, and cf. {Charter}.] 1. A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which information is exhibited, esp. when the information is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plane chart — Chart Chart (ch[aum]rt; k[aum]rt Obs.), n. [A doublet of card: cf. F. charte charter, carte card. See {Card}, and cf. {Charter}.] 1. A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which information is exhibited, esp. when the information is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Selenographic chart — Chart Chart (ch[aum]rt; k[aum]rt Obs.), n. [A doublet of card: cf. F. charte charter, carte card. See {Card}, and cf. {Charter}.] 1. A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which information is exhibited, esp. when the information is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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