Definition of Planisphere

1. n. The representation of the circles of the sphere upon a plane; especially, a representation of the celestial sphere upon a plane with adjustable circles, or other appendages, for showing the position of the heavens, the time of rising and setting of stars, etc., for any given date or hour.



Definition of Planisphere

1. Noun. Any representation of part of a sphere on a plane surface ¹

2. Noun. (astronomy) Any of several charts of the celestial sphere having an overlay or window that may be adjusted to show the stars visible at a particular time, or from a particular place ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Planisphere

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Planisphere

planimeter
planimeters
planimetric
planimetrically
planimetry
planing
planing machine
planipennia
planipetalous
planish
planished
planisher
planishers
planishes
planishing
planisphere (current term)
planispheres
planispheric
planithorax
planitia
planitias
plank
plank-bed
plank-sheer
plank-sheers
plank down
plank over
plank spanker
plankboard
plankboards

Literary usage of Planisphere

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1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"Several indications exist in the planisphere of an intentional displacement ... Thus a line drawn from the centre of the planisphere, through Taurus, leads, ..."

2. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1837)
"... beyond which, and immediately over the sepulchre, was a golden planisphere, carried away in later times by Cambyses when the Persians invaded Egypt. ..."

3. John Cabot, the Discoverer of North-America and Sebastian, His Son: A by Henry Harrisse (1896)
"This map was certainly derived from the same prototype as Cabot's planisphere for that portion of the north-eastern regions.8 The reader is referred to the ..."

4. Science and Literature in the Middle Ages, and at the Period of the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob (1878)
"Vincent of Beauvais. — Asiatic Travellers in the Thirteenth Century.—Portuguese Navigation.—The planisphere of Fra Mauro.—First Editions of Ptolemy ..."

5. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"liE is also used to denote a projection of half the terrestial globe, or half the celestial sphere, on a plane, and frequently called planisphere. ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"Several indications exist in the planisphere of an intentional displacement ... Thus a line drawn from the centre of the planisphere, through Taurus, leads, ..."

7. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1837)
"... beyond which, and immediately over the sepulchre, was a golden planisphere, carried away in later times by Cambyses when the Persians invaded Egypt. ..."

8. John Cabot, the Discoverer of North-America and Sebastian, His Son: A by Henry Harrisse (1896)
"This map was certainly derived from the same prototype as Cabot's planisphere for that portion of the north-eastern regions.8 The reader is referred to the ..."

9. Science and Literature in the Middle Ages, and at the Period of the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob (1878)
"Vincent of Beauvais. — Asiatic Travellers in the Thirteenth Century.—Portuguese Navigation.—The planisphere of Fra Mauro.—First Editions of Ptolemy ..."

10. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"liE is also used to denote a projection of half the terrestial globe, or half the celestial sphere, on a plane, and frequently called planisphere. ..."

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