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radar that will report altitude as well as azimuth and distance of a target 3d radar , three-dimensional radar
(astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.62 light years) from the earth absolute magnitude
trapped air that supports a hovercraft a short distance above the water or ground air cushion
unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters air mile , international nautical mile , knot , mi , mile , nautical mile , naut mi
distance oneself from an attachment, especially through hostile actions alienate
angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object) ALT , altitude , EL , elevation
perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to opposite vertex (or side if parallel) altitude
product of the momentum of a rotating body and its distance from the axis of rotation angular momentum
(astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun) anomaly
apoapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is at the greatest distance from the sun aphelion
apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth apogee
unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree arcminute , minute , minute of arc
distance sufficient to exclude intimacy arm's length
unit of length used for distances within the solar system; equal to the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun (approximately 93 million miles or 150 million kilometers) Astronomical Unit , AU
angular distance from a reference direction azimuth
fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance beacon , beacon fire
situation or topic as if viewed from an altitude or distance bird's eye view , panoramic view
instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural) caliper , calliper
small chiefly ground dweller that stays within easy jumping distance of water; of United States southwest and northern Mexico canyon treefrog , Hyla arenicolor
one of the coordinates in a system of coordinates that locates a point on a plane or in space by its distance from two lines or three planes respectively; the two lines or the intersections of the three planes are the coordinate axes Cartesian coordinate
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