Heliocentric parallax
Heliocentric He`li*o*cen"tric (h[=e]`l[i^]*[-o]*s[e^]n"tr[i^]k), Heliocentrical He`li*o*cen"tric"al (h[=e]`l[i^]*[-o]*s[e^]n"tr[i^]*kal), a. [Helio- + centric, centrical: cf. F. h['e]liocentrique.] (Astron.) pertaining to the sun's center, or appearing to be seen from it; having, or relating to, the sun as a center; -- opposed to {geocentrical}. [1913 Webster]

{Heliocentric parallax}. See under {Parallax}.

{Heliocentric place}, {latitude}, {longitude}, etc. (of a heavenly body), the direction, latitude, longitude, etc., of the body as viewed from the sun. [1913 Webster]


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  • Heliocentric parallax — Parallax Par al*lax, n. [Gr. ? alternation, the mutual inclination of two lines forming an angle, fr. ? to change a little, go aside, deviate; para beside, beyond + ? to change: cf. F. parallaxe. Cf. {Parallel}.] 1. The apparent displacement, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heliocentric parallax — noun the parallax of a celestial body using two points in the earth s orbit around the sun as the baseline • Syn: ↑annual parallax • Hypernyms: ↑parallax • Hyponyms: ↑stellar parallax * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • heliocentric parallax — metinis paralaksas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. annual parallax; heliocentric parallax vok. heliozentrische Parallaxe, f; Jahresparallaxe, f; jährliche Parallaxe, f rus. гелиоцентрический параллакс, m; годовой параллакс, m pranc.… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • heliocentric parallax — Astron. See under parallax (def. 2). [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • heliocentric parallax — /hilioʊˌsɛntrɪk ˈpærəlæks/ (say heeleeoh.sentrik paruhlaks) noun See parallax (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Parallax — Par al*lax, n. [Gr. ? alternation, the mutual inclination of two lines forming an angle, fr. ? to change a little, go aside, deviate; para beside, beyond + ? to change: cf. F. parallaxe. Cf. {Parallel}.] 1. The apparent displacement, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parallax of the cross wires — Parallax Par al*lax, n. [Gr. ? alternation, the mutual inclination of two lines forming an angle, fr. ? to change a little, go aside, deviate; para beside, beyond + ? to change: cf. F. parallaxe. Cf. {Parallel}.] 1. The apparent displacement, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heliocentric — He li*o*cen tric (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]k), Heliocentrical He li*o*cen tric al (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]*kal), a. [Helio + centric, centrical: cf. F. h[ e]liocentrique.] (Astron.) pertaining to the sun s center, or appearing to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heliocentric place — Heliocentric He li*o*cen tric (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]k), Heliocentrical He li*o*cen tric al (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]*kal), a. [Helio + centric, centrical: cf. F. h[ e]liocentrique.] (Astron.) pertaining to the sun s center, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parallax — [par′ə laks΄] n. [Fr parallaxe < Gr parallaxis < parallassein, to vary, decline, wander < para ,PARA 1 + allassein, to change < allos, other: see ELSE] 1. the apparent change in the position of an object resulting from the change in… …   English World dictionary

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