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Appendix I Glossary ACCELEROMETER.—An  instrument  used to measure changes in velocity. AFTER  TRUCK.—The  highest  part  of  the aftermast. AGROUND.—When  any  part  of  a  ship  is resting  on  the  bottom.  A  ship  runs aground or goes aground. AIR  ALMANAC.—A  periodical publication  of  astronomical  data,  designed primarily  for  air  navigation. ALTOCUMULUS.—A  cloud  layer  (or patches)  within  the  middle  level  (mean height  6,500  to  20,000  feet),  composed  of rather  flattened  globular  masses. ALTOSTRATUS.—A  sheet  of  gray  or bluish  clouds  within  the  middle  level (mean height 6,500 to 20,000 feet). ANCHOR  BALL.—A  black  circular  shape hoisted to indicate that the ship is anchored. ANCHORED.—Made  fast  to  the  bottom by an anchor. AYNGLE.—The inclination to each other of two  intersecting  lines,  measured  by  the  arc of  a  circle  intercepted  between  the  two lines forming the angle, the center of the circle being the point of intersection. APPARENT  TIME.—Time  based  upon  the rotation of the earth relative to the apparent (true) Sun. ARC.—Part  of  a  curved  line,  as  a  circle. The  graduated  scale  of  an  instrument  for measuring  angles,  as  a  marine  sextant. ATMOSPHERE.—The  envelope  of  air surrounding  Earth  or  other  celestial  body. AZIMUTH.—The  horizontal  direction  of  a celestial  point  from  a  terrestrial  point.  It  is usually  measured  from  000°  at  the reference  direction  clockwise  through  360°. BAROMETER.—An  instrument  for measuring  atmospheric  pressure. BASE  LINE.—The  line  between  two transmitters  operating  together  to  provide  a line of position, as in loran. BEARING.—The  horizontal  direction  of one  terrestrial  point  from  another.  It  is usually  measured  from  000°  at  the reference  direction  clockwise  through  360°. BEARING  CIRCLE.—A  ring  designed  to fit  snugly  over  a  compass  or  compass repeater  and  provided  with  vanes  for observing  compass  bearings. BEARING  CURSOR.—A  mechanical  or electronic  bearing  line  of  a  plan  position indicator  type  of  display  for  reading  the target bearing. BEARING   RESOLUTION.—The minimum  angular  separation  in  a  horizontal plane  between  two  targets  at  the  same range  that  will  allow  an  operator  to  obtain data on either individual target. AI-1

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