planisphere

(redirected from Planosphere)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

pla·ni·sphere

 (plā′nĭ-sfîr′)
n.
1. A representation of a sphere or part of a sphere on a plane surface.
2. Astronomy A polar projection of half or more of the celestial sphere on a chart equipped with an adjustable overlay to show the stars visible at a particular time and place.

pla′ni·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-), pla′ni·spher′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

planisphere

(ˈplænɪˌsfɪə)
n
(Physical Geography) a projection or representation of all or part of a sphere on a plane surface, such as a polar projection of the celestial sphere onto a chart
[C14: from Medieval Latin plānisphaerium, from Latin plānus flat + Greek sphaira globe]
planispheric adj

plan•i•sphere

(ˈplæn əˌsfɪər, ˈpleɪ nə-)

n.
1. a map of half or more of the celestial sphere with a device for indicating the part of a given location visible at a given time.
2. a projection or representation of the whole or a part of a sphere on a plane.
[1350–1400; Middle English planisperie < Medieval Latin plānisphaerium; see plani-, sphere]
plan`i•spher′i•cal (-ˈsfɛr ɪ kəl) plan`i•spher′ic, plan`i•spher′al, adj.

planisphere

a map showing half or more of the sphere of the heavens, indicating which part is visible at what hour from a given location. — planispheric, planispherical, adj.
See also: Astronomy
a map showing half or more of the sphere of the heavens, indicating which part is visible at what hour from a given location. — planispheric, planispherical, adj.
See also: Maps
an astrolabe.
See also: Representation
Translations

planisphere

[ˈplænɪˌsfɪəʳ] nplanisfero