
Definition of Sensible horizon
1. Noun. The line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet.
Group relationships: Linear Perspective, Perspective
Generic synonyms: Line
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sensible Horizon
Literary usage of Sensible horizon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Treatise on Surveying by Reginald Empson Middleton, Osbert Chadwick, J. du T. Bogle (1911)
"It is parallel to the plane of the ' sensible horizon,' which, ... The distance
between the ' rational,' and the ' sensible horizon plane ' is negligible as ..."
2. The Elements of the Theory of Astronomy by John Hymers (1840)
"... sensible horizon. Dip of the Horizon. 6. If the Plumbline at any place, that
is, a line perpendicular to the plane of standing water, ..."
3. A Textbook of General Astronomy for Colleges and Scientific Schools by Charles Augustus Young (1898)
"The plane of the sensible horizon passes through the observer; the plane of the
rational horizon passes through the centre of the earth, parallel to the ..."
4. A Textbook of General Astronomy for Colleges and Scientific Schools by Charles Augustus Young (1916)
"Many writers make a distinction between the sensible and rational horizons.
The plane of the sensible horizon passes through the observer; the plane of the ..."
5. A Textbook of General Astronomy for Colleges and Scientific Schools by Charles Augustus Young (1888)
"The plane of the sensible horizon passes through the observer; the plane of the
rational horizon passes through the centre of the earth, parallel to the ..."
6. A Textbook of General Astronomy for Colleges and Scientific Schools by Charles Augustus Young (1916)
"The plane of the sensible horizon passes through the observer; the plane of the
rational horizon passes through the centre of the earth, parallel to the ..."
7. A Textbook of General Astronomy for Colleges and Scientific Schools by Charles Augustus Young (1898)
"The plane of the sensible horizon passes through the observer ; the plane of the
rational horizon passes through the centre of the earth, parallel to the ..."