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Appendix I, Continued OFFICIAL  VISIT.—A  formal  visit  of courtesy  requiring  special  honors  and ceremonies. OMEGA.—An  electronic  navigational system. OSCILLOSCOPE.—An   instrument   for producing  a  visual  representation  of oscillations  or  changes  in  an  electric current. PARALLAX.—The  difference  in  the apparent  direction  or  position  of  an  object when  viewed  from  different  points. PARALLEL.—A  circle  on  the  surface  of Earth  parallel  to  the  plane  of  the  equator and  connecting  all  points  of  equal  latitude; a  circle  parallel  to  the  primary  great  circle of  a  sphere  or  spheroid. PASSING  HONORS.—Honors,  except  gun salutes,  that  are  rendered  by  a  ship  when ships  or  embarked  officials  or  officers  pass close aboard. PEAK.—The  topmost  end  of  the  gaff  from which  the  ensign  is  flown  while  a  ship  is under way. PELORUS.—A  dumb  compass,  or  a compass  card  (called  a  pelorus  card) without  a  directive  element,  suitably mounted  and  provided  with  vanes  to  permit observation  of  relative  bearings,  unless used  in  conjunction  with  a  compass,  to give  true  or  magnetic  bearings. PHONETIC  ALPHABET.—  A  system  of words  that  represents  each  letter  of  the alphabet. PILOTING.—Navigation   involving frequent  or  continuous  determination  of position  or  a  line  of  position  relative  to geographical  points  to  a  high  order  of accuracy. PIPE  THE  SIDE.—A  ceremony  conducted at  the  brow  of  a  ship  in  which  sideboys  are paraded and the boatswain’s pipe is blown. PLAN   POSITION   INDICATOR.—A radarscope  that  has  a  sweep  that  originates in  the  center  and  moves  to  the  outer  edge of  the  scope  and  presents  an  overflow  of  a given area. PLOTTING  SHEET.—A  blank  chart, usually  on  the  Mercator  projection, showing  only  the  graticule  and  a  compass rose  so  the  plotting  sheet  can  be  used  for any longitude. POLAR  DISTANCE.—Angular  distance from a celestial pole. POSITION.—A  point  defined  by  stated  or implied  coordinates,  particularly  one  on  the surface of Earth. PRESSURE.—Force  per  unit  area.  The pressure  exerted  by  the  weight  of  Earth’s atmosphere  is  called  atmospheric  or,  if indicated  by  a  barometer,  barometric pressure. PROLONGED  BLAST.—A  blast  on  the whistle  of  from  4  to  6  seconds  duration. PROPAGATION.—A   transmission   of electromagnetic  energy. AI-9

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