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" The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal parts called minutes, each minute into 60 equal parts called seconds. "
Elements of Surveying: With the Necessary Tables - Page 21
by Charles Davies - 1830 - 306 pages
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Colton's Common School Geography: Illustrated by Numerous Engravings and ...

Joseph Hutchins Colton - Geography - 1880 - 152 pages
...unequal parts. 4. For the purpose of measurement, every circle is conceived to be divided into 3(30 equal parts called Degrees ; each degree, into 60 equal parts called minutes; and each minute, into GO equal parts called Seconds. Degrees are marked , minutes ', seconds ''. 5. The great circle which...
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The Scientific and Literary Treasury

Samuel Maunder - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1880 - 904 pages
...a circle, Is a sector having a quarter of the circumference for its arc. The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, each degree into 60 minutes, and each minute into 80 seconds: hence я semicircle contains 180 degrees, andaquadrtnt 90...
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The Eclectic School Geometry

Evan Wilhelm Evans - Geometry - 1884 - 242 pages
...arc may be taken as the measure of its subtended angle. To this end the circumference is conceived to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees, each degree into 60 minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds. Then, whatever number of degrees, etc., an arc contains,...
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Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: With Applications in Mensuration

Charles Davies - Geometry - 1886 - 346 pages
...Definitions. 28 The circumference of a circle is used for the measure. ment of angles. For this purpose it is divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each...parts called minutes, and each minute into 60 equal pans called second s. The degrees, minutes, and seconds are marked thus ' " ; and 9 18' 16", are...
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Mensuration and Practical Geometry: Containing Tables of Weights and ...

Charles Haynes Haswell - Measurement - 1892 - 334 pages
...without cutting it. A Cotangent is the tangent of the complement of the arc. The Circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called Degrees ; each degree into 00 Minutes, and each minute into 60 Seconds, and so on. The Complement of an angle is what remains...
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Introductory Modern Geometry of Point, Ray, and Circle

William Benjamin Smith - Geometry, Modern - 1892 - 160 pages
...straight angle? In a right angle ? HISTORICAL NOTE. — For purposes of computation the round angle is divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal minutes (partes minutce primae), each minute into 60 equal seconds (partes minutae secunJiz), denoted...
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Introductory Modern Geometry of Point, Ray, and Circle

William Benjamin Smith - Geometry, Modern - 1892 - 314 pages
...straight angle? In a right angle ? HISTORICAL NOTE. — For purposes of computation the round angle is divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal minutes (partes minutes primae), each minute into 60 equal seconds (partes minutse secundci), denoted...
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Introductory Modern Geometry of Point, Ray, and Circle

William Benjamin Smith - Geometry, Modern - 1893 - 330 pages
...straight angle? In a right angle ? HISTORICAL NOTE. — For purposes of computation the round angle is divided into 360 equal parts called degrees, each degree into 60 equal minutes (partes minutte primse), each minute into 60 equal seconds (partes minutse secundtz), denoted...
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The Normal Rudiments of Arithmetic: Oral and Written, Designed for Primary ...

Edward Brooks - Arithmetic - 1895 - 248 pages
...from a point within called the centre. 3. For the purpose of measuring angles the circumference is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes; each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. 4. Any angle at the centre, as BCD, is measured by...
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A Complete Arithmetic: With Oral and Written Exercises

George Washington Hull - Arithmetic - 1895 - 396 pages
...quadrant. An Arc is any part of a circumference. For convenience of measuring the circumference is divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds. TABLE. 60 seconds (") = 1 minute, '. 60 minutes...
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