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GNOMON

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 152 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GNOMON, the Greek word for the style of a sundial, or any object, commonly a vertical column, the shadow of which was 'A . observed in former times in order to learn 8 the altitude of the sun, especially when on the meridian. The art of constructing a sundial is sometimes termed gnomonics. In geometry, a gnomon is a plane figure C formed by removing a parallelogram from a corner of a larger parallelogram; in the figure ABCDEFA is a gnomon. Gnomonic projection is a projection of a sphere in which the centre of sight is the centre of the sphere.
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