HyperDic: horizon

English > 4 senses of the word horizon:
NOUNlocationhorizon, apparent horizon, visible horizon, sensible horizon, skylinethe line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet / meet
attributehorizon, view, purviewthe range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
locationhorizona specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land
locationhorizon, celestial horizonthe great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth
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English > horizon: 4 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet / meet.
Synonymsapparent horizon, visible horizon, sensible horizon, skyline
Part ofperspective, linear perspectiveThe appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer
BroaderlineA spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
Spanishhorizonte, horizonte sensible
Catalanhoritzó, horitzó sensible
English > horizon: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe range of interest or activity that can be anticipated.
Example"It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"
Synonymsview, purview
Broaderscope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambitAn area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
Spanishámbito, campo, horizonte
Catalanàmbit, camp, horitzó
English > horizon: 4 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningA specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land.
Part ofprofileA vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers
Narrowergeological horizonA layer of rock with a particular composition (especially of fossils)
soil horizonA layer in a soil profile
BroaderstratumOne of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
Spanishhorizonte
Catalanhoritzó
English > horizon: 4 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningThe great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth.
Synonymcelestial horizon
Broadergreat circleA circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center
Spanishhorizonte
Catalanhoritzó

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