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Appendix I, Continued FIX.—A  relatively  accurate  position determined  without  reference  to  any  former position. FLAGHOIST.—A  display  of  flags  used  to indicate a signal or a group of signals. FLAGSTAFF.—A  small  vertical  spar  at the  stem  on  which  the  ensign  is  hoisted. FLOOD  TIDE.—Tide  rising  or  flowing toward  land. FOG.—A  visible  assemblage  of  numerous tiny  droplets  of  water  or  ice  crystals formed  by  condensation  of  water  vapor  in the  air  with  the  base  at  the  surface  of Earth. FORETRUCK—The  highest  point  of  the forward  mast. FRONT.—The  intersection  of  a  frontal surface  and  a  horizontal  plane. GAFF.—A  small  spar  abaft  the  mainmast from  which  the  national  ensign  is  flown when  the  ship  is  under  way. GEOGRAPHICAL    POSITION.—That point  on  Earth  at  which  a  given  celestial body is in the zenith at a specified time. Any  position  on  the  earth  defined  by means  of  its  geographical  coordinates. GNOMONIC  PROJECTION.—A  map projection  in  which  points  on  the  surface of  a  sphere  or  spheroid,  such  as  Earth,  are conceived  as  projected  by  radials  from  the center to a tangent plane. GREAT  CIRCLE.—The  intersection  of  a sphere  and  a  plane  through  its  center meridian;  angular  distance  west  of  the Greenwich  celestial  meridian;  the  arc  of the celestial equator, or the angle at the celestial  pole,  between  the  upper  branch  of the  Greenwich  celestial  meridian  and  the hour circle of a point on the celestial sphere,  measured  westward  from  the Greenwich  celestial  meridian  through  360°. GREENWICH  HOUR  ANGLE.—Local hour  angle  at  the  Greenwich  Meridian. GREENWICH  MEAN  TIME.—Local mean  time  at  the  Greenwich  Meridian;  the arc  of  the  celestial  equator,  or  the  angle  at the  celestial  pole,  between  the  lower branch  of  the  Greenwich  celestial  meridian and  the  hour  circle  of  the  mean  sun, measured  westward  from  the  lower  branch of  the  Greenwich  celestial  meridian through  24  hours;  Greenwich  hour  angle  of the  mean  sun,  expressed  in  time  units,  plus 12  hours. GROUND  WAVE.—That  portion  of  a radio  wave  in  proximity  to,  and  affected by,  the  ground,  being  somewhat  refracted by  the  lower  atmosphere  and  diffracted  by the surface of Earth. GUN  SALUTE.—Blank  shots  fired  to honor a dignitary or in celebration. GYROCOMPASS.—A  compass  having one  or  more  gyroscopes  as  the  directive element  and  tending  to  indicate  true  north. GYRO  REPEATER.—That  part  of  a remote  indicating  gyrocompass  system  that repeats  at  a  distance  the  indications  of  the master  gyrocompass. AI-5

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