Definition of Mean distance

1. Noun. The arithmetic mean of the maximum and minimum distances of a celestial body (satellite or secondary star) from its primary.

Generic synonyms: Distance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mean Distance

mean annual increment
mean arterial pressure
mean business
mean calorie
mean corpuscular haemoglobin
mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration
mean corpuscular volume
mean deviation
mean deviation from the mean
mean distance (current term)
mean distance between failure
mean electrical axis
mean foundation plane
mean free path
mean high water
mean higher high water
mean low water
mean lower low water
mean manifest vector
mean proportional
mean proportionals
mean sea level
mean solar day
mean solar time

Literary usage of Mean distance

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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1876)
"_4 ji = Asteroidal mean distance, or twice the mean distance of Mars. it = Earth's secular mean perihelion distance. ij = Mercury's " " " , j = Major axis ..."

2. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk ( Maxwell (1873)
"On the Geometrical mean distance of Two Figures in a Plane* 691. ... (1) Let R be the mean distance from the point 0 to the line AB. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The se mi-major axis, CA or CB, is called the mean distance, ... It is shown in the article ASTRONOMY (Celestial Mechanics) that the mean distance and mean ..."

4. Elements of the Integral Calculus: With a Key to the Solution of Dfferential by William Elwood Byerly, Benjamin Osgood Peirce (1895)
"24 a- cos rf> d<#> = — , (6) Let us find the mean distance of points on the surface of a circle from a fixed point on the circumference. Here, by Art. 165, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Integral Calculus: With Applications, Examples, and Problems by Joseph Edwards (1922)
"Show that the mean distance of all points within a sphere of radius a from a ... Show that the mean distance between points P and Q, of which P lies within ..."

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