curvature of earth

curvature of earth
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  • earth — /errth/, n. 1. (often cap.) the planet third in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 7926 mi. (12,755 km) and a polar diameter of 7900 mi. (12,714 km), a mean distance from the sun of 92.9 million mi. (149.6 million km), and a… …   Universalium

  • Earth radius — The Earth s shape, like that of all major planets, approximates a sphere. A true sphere has a unique radius, but on Earth the distance from the mean sea level at each point on the surface to the center (the radius of the Earth at a point on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Earth ellipsoid — The Earth ellipsoid especially the mean Earth ellipsoid is the mathematical figure of the Earth which is used as a reference frame for computations in geodesy, astronomy and the geosciences.It is a ellipsoid of rotation, whose short (polar) axis… …   Wikipedia

  • curvature — cur|va|ture [ˈkə:vətʃə US ˈkə:rvətʃər] n [U and C] technical [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: curvatura, from curvare; CURVE2] the state of being curved, or the degree to which something is curved curvature of ▪ the curvature of the Earth s… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • curvature — [[t]kɜ͟ː(r)vətʃə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n The curvature of something is its curved shape, especially when this shape is part of the circumference of a circle. [TECHNICAL] ...the curvature of the earth... He suffered from curvature of the… …   English dictionary

  • curvature — noun (C, U) technical 1 the state of being curved, or the degree to which something is curved: the curvature of the Earth s surface 2 a medical condition in which part of someone s body curves in a way that is not natural: curvature of the spine …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • curvature — UK [ˈkɜː(r)vətʃə(r)] / US [ˈkɜrvəˌtʃʊr] noun [uncountable] a) science the way in which something curves the curvature of the Earth b) medical a medical condition in which a part of your body, usually your back, is curved too much curvature of the …   English dictionary

  • Figure of the Earth — An oblate spheroid Geodesy …   Wikipedia

  • Flat Earth — For other uses, see Flat Earth (disambiguation). The Flammarion engraving (1888) depicts a traveller who arrives at the edge of a flat Earth and sticks his head through the firmament …   Wikipedia

  • Spherical Earth — Medieval artistic representation of a spherical Earth with compartments representing earth, air, and water (c. 1400). The concept of a spherical Earth dates back to ancient Greek philosophy from around the 6th century BC …   Wikipedia

  • Radius of curvature (applications) — The distance from the center of a sphere or ellipsoid to its surface is its radius. The equivalent surface radius that is described by radial distances at points along the body s surface is its radius of curvature (more formally, the radius of… …   Wikipedia


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