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Origin of transit instrument
First recorded in 1805–15
Words nearby transit instrument
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Example sentences from the Web for transit instrument
The deviation of a transit-instrument from the plane of the meridian at the horizon; it is also termed the azimuthal error.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
The transit-instrument, or culminatory, observes when a star has reached the highest point in its course.Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)|Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
British Dictionary definitions for transit instrument
an astronomical instrument, mounted on an E-W axis, in which the reticle of a telescope is always in the plane of the meridian. It is used to time the transit of a star, etc, across the meridian
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