zenithal
adjective Date: 1860 1. of, relating to, or located at or near the zenith 2. showing correct directions from the center <
a zenithal map
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  • zénithal — zénithal, ale, aux [ zenital, o ] adj. • zénital 1612; de zénith ♦ Astron. Relatif au zénith. Distance zénithale : distance angulaire d un point de la sphère céleste au zénith. ● zénithal, zénithale, zénithaux adjectif Relatif au zénith. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Zenithal — e nith*al, a. Of or pertaining to the zenith. The deep zenithal blue. Tyndall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zénithal — zénithal, ale (zé ni tal, ta l ) adj. Qui appartient au zénith. Les points zénithaux. La distance zénithale d un point en un lieu est la distance angulaire de ce point et du zénith de ce lieu …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • zenithal — zenith ► NOUN 1) the point in the sky directly overhead. 2) the highest point in the sky reached by a given celestial object. 3) the time at which something is most powerful or successful. DERIVATIVES zenithal adjective. ORIGIN from an Arabic… …   English terms dictionary

  • zenithal — adj. of or relating to a zenith. Phrases and idioms: zenithal projection a projection of part of a globe on to a plane tangential to the centre of the part, showing the correct directions of all points from the centre …   Useful english dictionary

  • zenithal — /zee neuh theuhl/ or, esp. Brit., /zen euh /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the zenith; situated at or near the zenith. 2. (of a map) drawn to indicate the actual direction of any point from the center point. [1855 60; ZENITH + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • zenithal — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a zenith b) azimuthal …   Wiktionary

  • zenithal — adj. pertaining to the highest point; pertaining to a climax …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zenithal — ze·nith·al …   English syllables

  • zenithal — ze•nith•al [[t]ˈzi nə θəl[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]ˈzɛn ə [/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to the zenith; situated at or near the zenith 2) geo (of a map) drawn to indicate the actual direction of any point from the center point • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

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