**great circle route** — didžiojo apskritimo maršrutas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Maršrutas, kurį sudaro trumpiausias du didelio apskritimo taškus jungiantis lankas. atitikmenys: angl. great circle route pranc. orthodromie … NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

**great circle route** — ▪ navigation the shortest course between two points on the surface of a sphere. It lies in a plane that intersects the sphere s centre and was known by mathematicians before the time of Columbus. Until the 19th century ships generally… … Universalium

**great-circle route** — The route that follows the shortest arc of a great circle between two points. See great circle course … Aviation dictionary

**great circle route** — noun the air route which follows the great circle between two points, i.e., the shortest route …

**Great circle** — For fictional interstellar organization called Great Circle, see Andromeda (novel). A great circle divides the sphere in two equal hemispheres A great circle, also known as a Riemannian circle, of a sphere is the intersection of the sphere and a… … Wikipedia

**great circle** — noun a) A circle defined as the intersection of the surface of a sphere and a plane which passes through the centre of the sphere. Wherever a navigator may be, it certainly would be to his advantage to be able to find the great circle, or… … Wiktionary

**great circle** — n. any circle described on the surface of a sphere by a plane which passes through the center of the sphere; specif., such a circle on the earth s surface: a course (great circle course) plotted along a great circle of the earth is the shortest… … English World dictionary

**Great-circle distance** — The great circle distance is the shortest distance between any two points on the surface of a sphere measured along a path on the surface of the sphere (as opposed to going through the sphere s interior). Because spherical geometry is rather… … Wikipedia

**great circle** — noun a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center • Hypernyms: ↑line • Hyponyms: ↑celestial equator, ↑equinoctial circle, ↑equinoctial line, ↑equinoctial, ↑ecliptic, ↑ … Useful english dictionary

**great-circle sailing** — noun : the navigation or conducting of a ship on a great circle track or on a course determined in relation to a great circle track compare sailing * * * /grayt serr keuhl/, Navig. sailing between two points more or less according to an arc of a… … Useful english dictionary