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Definition of Horizon


  1. The circle which bounds that part of the earth's surface visible to a spectator from a given point; the apparent junction of the earth and sky.
  2. A plane passing through the eye of the spectator and at right angles to the vertical at a given place; a plane tangent to the earth's surface at that place; called distinctively the sensible horizon.
  3. A plane parallel to the sensible horizon of a place, and passing through the earth's center; -- called also rational / celestial horizon.
  4. The unbroken line separating sky and water, as seen by an eye at a given elevation, no land being visible.
  5. The epoch or time during which a deposit was made.
  6. The chief horizontal line in a picture of any sort, which determines in the picture the height of the eye of the spectator; in an extended landscape, the representation of the natural horizon corresponds with this line.
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Horizon Translations

horizon in Dutch is kim, horizon, gezichtseinder
horizon in Finnish is horisontti
horizon in French is horizon
horizon in German is Horizont
horizon in Italian is orizzonte
horizon in Norwegian is horisont
horizon in Portuguese is horizonte
horizon in Spanish is horizonte
horizon in Swedish is horisont