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(Astronomy) the average of the greatest and least distances of a celestial body from its primary
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Noun1.mean distance - the arithmetic mean of the maximum and minimum distances of a celestial body (satellite or secondary star) from its primarymean distance - the arithmetic mean of the maximum and minimum distances of a celestial body (satellite or secondary star) from its primary
distance - the property created by the space between two objects or points
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The mean distance from the Atlantic to the Mississippi does not probably exceed seven hundred and fifty miles.
P.M., it ought to reach the moon four days after its departure, that is on the 5th of December, at midnight precisely, at the moment of her attaining her perigee, that is her nearest distance from the earth, which is exactly 86,410 leagues (French), or 238,833 miles mean distance (English).
This precious weapon of American origin could throw with ease a conical projectile of nine pounds to a mean distance of ten miles.
The planet Mars, I scarcely need remind the reader, re- volves about the sun at a mean distance of 140,000,000 miles, and the light and heat it receives from the sun is barely half of that received by this world.
When analyzing these fractions, their interpretation is problematic: One has to bear in mind that Kepler's 3rd law relates the orbital period to the semimajor axis (for most planets close to the mean distance), so these parameters are not independent from each other.
At the mean distance level of 339 miles traveled for marathon participants, a 100-mile increase in distance traveled increases discretionary spending by 8.6%.
The mean angle was 23.58[degrees] ([+ or -]6.84), and the mean distance was 7.78 mm ([+ or -]2.68).
QUIZ OF THE DAY: 1 Three; 2 Fletcher; 3 Gone With The Wind; 4 A variety of gooseberry; 5 Sudan; 6 East Anglia; 7 Swallows And Amazons; 8 1987; 9 The mean distance from the Earth to the Sun; 10 James II.
One AU is equal to the mean distance between the Sun and the Earth which is around 149,597,871 kilometres.
The mean distance between observer and animal was usually < 1 km.
Figure 1 shows the mean distance and duration of efforts during the competitive matches for each speed category, showing that the longest mean distance and the longest mean duration were both achieved in the quick running category (7.0-12.9 km x [h.sup.-1]).
Previous studies showed that the mean distance from the RCO to the bottom of the corresponding aortic sinus was 13.2 [+ or -] 2.64 mm.