artificial horizon
noun Date: 1920 a gyroscopic flight instrument designed to indicate aircraft attitude with respect to the true horizon

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  • Artificial horizon — Artificial Ar ti*fi cial, a. [L. artificialis, fr. artificium: cf. F. artificiel. See {Artifice}.] 1. Made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human skill and labor, in opposition to natural; as, artificial heat or light, gems, salts,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Artificial horizon — Horizon Ho*ri zon, n. [F., fr. L. horizon, fr. Gr. ? (sc. ?) the bounding line, horizon, fr. ? to bound, fr. ? boundary, limit.] 1. The line which bounds that part of the earth s surface visible to a spectator from a given point; the apparent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • artificial horizon — n. a gyroscopic instrument on an aircraft for indicating the true horizon and the position of the craft with reference to it; flight indicator …   English World dictionary

  • artificial horizon — dirbtinis horizontas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Plokščias veidrodinis paviršius, statmenas sunkio jėgos krypčiai. atitikmenys: angl. artificial horizon; false horizon vok. künstlicher Horizont, m rus.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • artificial horizon — dirbtinis horizontas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. artificial horizon; false horizon vok. künstlicher Horizont, m rus. искусственный горизонт, m pranc. horizon artificiel, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Artificial horizon — Ein künstlicher Horizont (engl. attitude indicator oder artificial horizon auch gyro horizon) ersetzt den natürlichen Horizont, der die Grenzlinie zwischen der sichtbaren Erde und dem Himmel darstellt, wenn man den Horizont nicht sehen kann oder… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • artificial horizon — padėties erdvėje rodytuvas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Prietaisas, kuris vaizduoja orlaivio padėtį erdvėje pagal paties prietaiso arba iš išorės gaunamą informaciją. Dar jis vadinamas aviahorizontu. atitikmenys: angl. artificial horizon;… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • artificial horizon — i. A gyro operated flight instrument that shows the pitching and banking attitudes of an aircraft with respect to a reference line horizon, within limited degrees of movement, by means of the relative position of lines or marks on the face of the …   Aviation dictionary

  • artificial horizon — 1. a level, as a surface of mercury, used in determining the altitudes of stars. Cf. level (def. 7). 2. the bubble in a sextant or octant for aerial use. 3. Also called flight indicator, gyro horizon. Aeron. an instrument that indicates the… …   Universalium

  • artificial horizon — noun An instrument that displays the pitch and roll of an aircraft in flight by comparing its attitude to a gyroscopically maintained indication of the flat horizon line. Syn: attitude indicator, gyro horizon …   Wiktionary

  • artificial horizon — noun a navigational instrument based on a gyroscope; it artificially provides a simulated horizon for the pilot • Syn: ↑gyro horizon, ↑flight indicator • Hypernyms: ↑navigational instrument …   Useful english dictionary

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