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" ... is supposed to be divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds, are designated respectively, by the characters ° ' ". For example, ten degrees, eighteen minutes, and... "
The Geometrician: Containing Essays on Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry ... - Page 60
by Benjamin Donne - 1775 - 159 pages
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The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...

New Sydenham Society, Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick - Biology - 1882
...Quality ; rank ; station. The 360th part of a circle ; each part or degree is supposed to be farther divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds. Also, the division or interval marked on a thermometer, or other instrument, for measurement....
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Elements of Surveying and Leveling

Charles Davies - Surveying - 1883 - 564 pages
...convenience, the quadrant is divided into 90 equal parts, each of which is called a degree ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds, are denoted by the symbols °, ', ". Thus, the expression 7° 22' 33",...
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Harper's School Geography: With Maps and Illustrations

Geography - 1885 - 136 pages
...Every circle is divided into 360 equal parts called degrees ; each degree is divided И" m' ... into GO equal parts called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. The smaller the circle, the short- 18g er are the degrees. Degrees DECREES OF THE CIRCLE. are marked...
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The Field Engineer: a Handy Book of Practice in the Survey, Location, and ...

William Findlay Shunk - Railroad engineering - 1886 - 325 pages
...which inclndes one-quarter of the circle, and is the measure of a right angle. Each degree is further divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds are denoted by the symbols °, 1, ": thus the expression 7° 221 33"...
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A Grammar Shcool Arithmetic

George Albert Wentworth - Arithmetic - 1886 - 372 pages
...about a point in a plane is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees. Each degree is subdivided into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. Likewise the circumference of a circle is divided into 3GO equal arcs, each corresponding to an angle...
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: With Applications in Mensuration

Charles Davies - Geometry - 1886 - 324 pages
...the circle is supposed to be divided into 360 «qual parts, called degrees ; each degree is supposed to be divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 00 equal parts, called seconds. TRIGONOMETRY Definitions. by the characters ° ' ". For example, ten...
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The American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation and ...

Nathaniel Bowditch - Nautical astronomy - 1888 - 647 pages
...supposed to have their circumference divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and so on into thirds, fourths, Jtc. ; and an arc is said to be of as many degrees as it contains...
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Elementary Synthetic Geometry of the Point, Line and Circle in the Plane

Nathan Fellowes Dupuis - Geometry - 1889 - 294 pages
...For practical purposes the right angle is divided into 90 equal parts called degrees ; each degree is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. 20 seconds and six-sevenths of a second, follows : — 51° 25' 42f . This is denoted as Theorem. —...
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The Field Engineer: A Handy Book of Practice in the Survey, Location, and ...

William Findlay Shunk - Railroad engineering - 1890 - 339 pages
...which includes one-quarter of the circle, and is the measure of a right angle. Each degree is further divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds are denoted by the symbols °, ', ": thus the expression 7° 22' 33"...
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The Carpet-dealer's Guide: A Manual of Practical Information on the Art of ...

John H. Macke - Carpet laying - 1891 - 228 pages
...purposes, the circumference of a circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; each degree is divided into 60 equal parts, called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. To find the diameter when the circumference is given. RULE. Divide the circumference by 3.1416. Example....
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