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Artificial horizon   /ˌɑrtəfˈɪʃəl hərˈaɪzən/   Listen
Artificial horizon

A navigational instrument based on a gyroscope; it artificially provides a simulated horizon for the pilot.  Synonyms: flight indicator, gyro horizon.

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... the night to determine the latitude of the place by the passage of Fomalhaut over the meridian; but the observation was lost, owing to the time I employed in taking the level of the artificial horizon. It was midnight, and I was benumbed with cold, as were also our guides: yet the thermometer kept at 19.7 degrees. At Cumana I have never seen it sink below 21 degrees; but then the house in which we dwelt on the Imposible was 258 toises above the level of the sea. At the Casa de la Polvora ...
— Equinoctial Regions of America • Alexander von Humboldt

Words linked to "Artificial horizon" :   navigational instrument, flight indicator, gyro horizon

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