selenodesy
That branch of applied mathematics that determines, by observation and measurement, the exact positions of points and the figures and areas of large portions of the moon

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • selenodesy — [sel΄ə näd′ə sē] n. [ SELENO + desy, based on GEODESY] the branch of astronomy concerned with measuring, or determining the shape of, the moon or its surface features, by exactly locating various points on its surface, etc. selenodesist n …   English World dictionary

  • selenodesy — selenodesist, n. /sel euh nod euh see/, n. the branch of astronomy that deals with the measurement of the moon s surface and its gravitational field. [1960 65; SELENO + (GEO)DESY] * * * …   Universalium

  • selenodesy — noun The science of studying and mapping the Moons size, shape and surface topography, and its gravitational and magnetic fields …   Wiktionary

  • selenodesy — study of the shape and features of the moon Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • selenodesy — /siləˈnɒdəsi/ (say seeluh noduhsee) noun that branch of applied mathematics which determines, by observation and measurement, the exact positions of points and the figures and areas of large portions of the moon s surface, or the shape and size… …   Australian English dictionary

  • selenodesy — selenodesist, n. /sel euh nod euh see/, n. the branch of astronomy that deals with the measurement of the moon s surface and its gravitational field. [1960 65; SELENO + (GEO)DESY] …   Useful english dictionary

  • selenodetic — adjective Of or pertaining to selenodesy …   Wiktionary

  • Sciences and Studies — This list defines 633 sciences, arts and studies of various degrees of respectability and rarity, ranging from the common and esteemed (chemistry) to the obscure and quirky (peristerophily). Over the past century, the range and scope of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • sel|e|nod|e|sist — «SEHL uh NOD uh sihst», noun. an expert in selenodesy: »The Lunar Orbiter also carried a micrometeorite detector and enabled selenodesists to obtain more accurate data on the Moon s shape and gravitational field from precise tracking of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sel|e|nod|e|sy — «SEHL uh NOD uh see», noun. the study of the dimensions, gravity, and other physical characteristics of the moon; »A rapidly developing field appears to be lunar geodesy, a specialty the geodesists call “selenodesy” (Science). ╂[< Greek sel ē… …   Useful english dictionary

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