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Definition of the adjective armillary

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  1. of or relating to bracelets

Alternative definition of the adjective armillary


  1. Resembling a bracelet or armilla; consisting of rings or circles.

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Google previewAll Things Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World by Ruth A Johnston

Armillary spheres were among the earliest complex mechanical devices. The armillary sphere was built as a model of the universe. It consisted of a set of graduated, interlocking brass rings (Latin armilla) that represented the circles made by ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Armillary, armilla, an armillary sphere. A figure consisting of several concentric circles intersecting each other, representing the various ...

Google previewIconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature, and Art (1852)

by Johann Georg Heck

The Armillary Sphere; the most important Points, Circles, and Terms in the Celestial Sphere. THE ARMILLARY SPHERE. 1. The ancients at an early period imagined the existence of certain points, circles, &c, on the sphere of the heavens , ...

Google previewThe Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia (2016)

by Silvio A. Beding

ARMILLARY SPHERE. An armillary (from Latin, armilla, ring) sphere is an instrument in which the celestial sphere is represented and delineated by rings representing the polar circles, the tropics, the celestial equator, and the ecliptic circle ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

ARMILLARY, a. d"mil-lér-%, consisting of rings or circles; applied to an artificial sphere composed of a number of circles or movable rings; appearing in the form of several rings or bracelets ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

ARMILLARY. adj. [from armilla, Lat. a bracelet.| Resembling a bracelet. — When the circles of the mundane sphere are supposed to be described on the convex surface of a sphere, which is hollow within, and, after this, you imagine all parts of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Westen Cultures (1997)

by Helaine Selin

constructed an armillary sphere as well as a seismograph for making astronomical observations ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Armillary, armilla, an armillary sphere. A figure consisting of several concentric circles intersecting each other, representing the various lines on an artificial globe; as the equator, ecliptic, &c ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

ARMILLARY SPHERE. do; the grand mimter of mechanics, contem rancously with the building of the great wa l of China; by Eratosthenes, the originator of astronomical geography; by Hipparchus, the father of mathematical astronomy; and by ...

Google previewBreverton's Encyclopedia of Inventions (2013)

by Terry Breverton

In724, the armillary sphere was successfully made and used to recalibrate the locations of 150stars.The next year Yi Xing proceeded to create the structure ofan elaborate waterpowered armillary sphere, which reflected the regular ...

Google previewA Dictionary of General Knowledge (1830)

Or, An Explanation of Words and Things Connected with All the Arts and Sciences ; Illustrated with Numerous Wood Cuts by George Crabb

The armillary sphere revolves upon an axis within a silvered horizon, which is divided into degrees, and moveable every way uponabrass supporter. In Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, there is an armillary sphere constructed by Dr. Long, which is ...

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