true anomaly

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Noun1.true anomaly - the angular distance of a point in an orbit past the point of periapsis measured in degrees
angular distance - the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer; "he recorded angular distances between the stars"
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Mount Washington is a true anomaly of nature and a great day trip for anyone wishing a little bit of adventure.
Figure 2(a) shows the coordinate system defined at point A, and the position of point A is expressed as the orbital radius vector [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] with the true anomaly [[psi].
It's a true anomaly in Simon's body of work, set in the outdoor backyard of a country cottage in the Poconos of the 1950s, and featuring an African-American housekeeper at the heart of its narrative.