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The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and these into thirds, &c.
The First Six Books: Together with the Eleventh and Twelfth - Page 483
by Euclid - 1781 - 520 pages
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An Elementary Treatise on Mineralogy: Comprising an Introduction to the Science

William Phillips - Mineralogy - 1844 - 662 pages
...which they consist. In measuring angles, the circle is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 seconds : the divisions being thus designated : 360°, 60', GO". If one fourth part of the circle,...
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Uranography: Or, a Description of the Heavens; Designed for Academies and ...

Ezra Otis Kendall - Astronomy - 1845 - 365 pages
...circumference of that circle. Every circle is considered as divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. They are marked 0 ' " — thus: 10° 2' 20" — which is read ten degrees, two minutes, and...
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A Series on Elementary and Higher Geometry, Trigonometry, and Mensuration ...

...is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, and each of those degrees is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds ; and so on, to thirds, fourths, &c. These divisions are designated by the following characters,...
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Higher Geometry and Trigonometry: Being the Third Part of a Series on ...

Nathan Scholfield - Conic sections - 1845 - 232 pages
...is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, and each of those degrees is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds ; and so on, to thirds, fourths, &c. These divisions are designated by the following characters,...
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A system of practical mathematics; being no.xvi. of a new series of school-books

...quadrant. 3. In trigonometry all the angles round a point are divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into "0 equal parts, called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds, are respectively designated by these...
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The University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and Their ...

Charles Davies - Arithmetic - 1846 - 399 pages
...CIRCLE MEASURE OF TIME. 40. Every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. For astronomical purposes, the circumference of the circle is also supposed to be divided...
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An introduction to the study of modern geography, with a chapter on the ...

Henry Hopwood - 1846
...English mathematicians, to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees; each degree is subdivided into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. Degrees are marked (°), minutes ('), and seconds ("). These degrees vary in length according...
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A System of Natural Philosophy: in which are Explained the Principles of ...

John Lee Comstock - Physics - 1852 - 408 pages
...star A. 132. Each of the 12 signs of the zodiac is divided into 30 smaller parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes, and each minute into 60 parts, called seconds. The division of the zodiac into signs, is of very ancient date, each sign having...
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High School Arithmetic

James B. Dodd - 1853
...393. The Circumference of every circle is conceived to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds, are denoted thus 25o 30' 45", 25 deg. 30 nin. 45 sec. \$ 395....
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Elements of geometry and mensuration

Thomas Lund - Geometry - 1854 - 192 pages
...inches, &c., so the right angle is supposed to be divided into 90 equal angles or parts, called degrees; each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes; and each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. Hence a right angle is arithmetically expressed by 90 degrees, usually written thus, 90°...
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