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SUMNER LINE [1 record]

Record 1 2017-07-22


Subject field(s)
  • River and Sea Navigation

A short segment of a circle of position, represented as a straight line, as obtained by the measurement of angular elevations of some celestial object.


Sumner position line; Sumner line; Sumner line of position: Not to be confused with "line of position" or "celestial line of position," which are generic concepts.


  • Navigation fluviale et maritime

droite de hauteur de Sumner : Ne pas confondre avec «droite de hauteur», qui représente une notion générique.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Navegación fluvial y marítima

línea de Sumner: No confundir con "recta de altura" o "línea de posición astronómica", que representan conceptos genéricos.

Key term(s)
  • línea de posición de Sumner
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