artificial horizon


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artificial horizon

n.
An instrument that indicates the pitching and banking of an aircraft by displaying the movement of a representation of the aircraft in relation to a line representing the horizon. Also called attitude indicator, gyro horizon.

artificial horizon

n
1. (Navigation) Also called: gyro horizon an aircraft instrument, using a gyroscope, that indicates the aircraft's attitude in relation to the horizontal
2. (Astronomy) astronomy a level reflecting surface, such as one of mercury, that measures the altitude of a celestial body as half the angle between the body and its reflection

artifi′cial hori′zon


n.
1. an instrument that indicates the banking and pitch of an aircraft with respect to the horizon.
2. a level, as a surface of mercury, used in determining the altitudes of stars.

artificial horizon

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Noun1.artificial horizon - a navigational instrument based on a gyroscopeartificial horizon - a navigational instrument based on a gyroscope; it artificially provides a simulated horizon for the pilot
navigational instrument - an instrument used for navigating
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The introduction of the conventional artificial horizon in 1927 allowed pilots to fly safely in cloud, which had not been possible till then.
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