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" Every circumference is regarded as being divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees. Each degree is divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds. These divisions are indicated by the marks ° ' ". Thus 28 degrees, 17... "
The Carpet-dealer's Guide: A Manual of Practical Information on the Art of ... - Page 52
by John H. Macke - 1891 - 228 pages
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A Compleat Treatise of Practical Navigation Demonstrated from It's First ...

Archibald Patoun - Navigation - 1734 - 568 pages
...Circumference of every Circle is fuppofed to be divided into 360 equal Parts, called Degrees ; and each Degree is divided into 60 equal Parts, called Minutes ; and each Minute into 60 e?ual Parts, called Seconds; and 'thefe into Thirds, 'ourtbs, &c, thefe Parts being greater or lefs...
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A Complete Treatise of Practical Navigation, Demonstrated from It's First ...

Archibald Patoun - Navigation - 1770 - 578 pages
...The'Circumference of every Circle is fuppofed to be divided into 360 'equal Parts,' called Degrees, and each Degree is divided into 60 equal Parts, called Minutes*, and each Minute into 6b equal Parts, called Seconds ; and thefe into Thirds, Fourths, &c. thefe Barīs tye'mg greater or...
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Exercises on the globes: interspersed with some historical, biographical ...

William Butler - Astronomy - 1803 - 434 pages
...and then to obferve the different altitudes of the fame ftar at the two extremities of that diftance. Each degree is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes ; and each minute into 60 feconds, Sec. Degrees are marked with a fmall cypher over them ("), minutes with one dam ( ), andfeeonds...
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The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea Or Land ..., Volume 1

Andrew Mackay - Latitude - 1809 - 412 pages
...the celestial Equator or EQUINOCTIAL. The Equator as well as all other great circles of the sphere, is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ;* each degree is divided into 6O equal parts, called minutes; and the sexagesimal division is continued. The MERIDIAN of any place,...
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The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1811 - 580 pages
...the celestial Equator or Equinoctial. The Equator, as well as all other great circles of the sphere, is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ;...degree is divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes i and the sexagesimal division is continued. NOTE. The ancients having no instruments by Which they...
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Geography Made Easy: Being an Abridgement of the American Universal ...

Jedidiah Morse - Geography - 1814 - 378 pages
...of the celestial sphere, are supposed to be extended to the earth, and marked on its surface. Each circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree is divided Into 60 minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds. The circles, supposed by geographers to be described on the...
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The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Containing All the Instructions ...

Robert Gibson - Surveying - 1814 - 558 pages
...the celestial Equator or Equinoctial. The Equator, as well as all other great circles of the sphere, is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ;...divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes ,• and the sexagesimal division is continued. NOTE. The ancients having no instruments by Which they could...
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Geography Made Easy: Being an Abridgement of the American Universal ...

Jedidiah Morse - Geography - 1814 - 382 pages
...of the celeftial fphere, are fuppofed to be extended to the earth, and marked on its farface. Each circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree is divided into 60 minutes, and each minute into (tofeconds. The circles fuppofed by geographers to be defcribed on the...
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Geography Made Easy: Being an Abridgement of the American Universal ...

Jedidiah Morse - Geography - 1818 - 384 pages
...called the Celestial Sphere. 21 supposed to be extended to the earth, and marked on its surface. Each circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree is divided into 60 minutet, and each minute into GO seconds. % If The circles, supposed by Geographers to be described...
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Geography: Or, A Description of the World

Geography - 1820 - 352 pages
...any circle. A Degree of a great circle of the earth contains 60 geographical, Or 69$ English miles. Each degree is divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60seconds. Degrees are usually marked with a small cypher over them (°), minutes with one dash ('),...
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