Great Circle

Science / Astrology / Great Circle: A circle described on the surface of a sphere (Earth, for example) so that its plane passes through the center of the sphere.

Other Words for Circle

Circle Verb Synonyms: encircle, circumambulate, go round or around, tour, circumnavigate
Circle Noun Synonyms: disc or disk, ring, hoop, loop, band, wheel, annulus, ringlet, cordon

Other Words for Great

Great Adjective Synonyms: big, large, huge, immense, enormous, gigantic, giant, grand, extensive, prodigious, colossal, massive, vast, tremendous, spacious, capacious, mammoth, gargantuan, monstrous, titanic, Cyclopean, Brobdingnagian

Great Year

Science / Astrology / Great Year: The astrological year based on the time it takes Earth's axis to complete on revolution around the pole of the ecliptic, about twenty-five thousand years. A Great Year is divided into twelve 'months' MORE

Greater Benefic

Science / Astrology / Greater Benefic: A term reserved for the planet Jupiter which, according to ancient beliefs, was responsible for life's greatest blessings. MORE

Great Vowel Shift

Entertainment / Literature / Great Vowel Shift: A remarkable change in the pronunciation of English, thought to have occurred largely between 1400 and 1450. Much of Middle English poetry (including all the works of Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and the MORE

Great Tropic Range (GC)

Science / Tides and Currents / Great Tropic Range (GC): The difference in height between tropic higher high water and tropic lower low water. The expression may also be used in its contracted form, tropic range. MORE

Acceptable Circle Of Confusion

Entertainment / Photography / Acceptable Circle Of Confusion: The size of the largest circle which the eye cannot distinguish from a dot. In 35mm format cameras, a 0.03mm diameter circle of confusion is considered acceptable. It is used to calculate depth-of-fie MORE

Greater Fool Theory

Business / Finance / Greater Fool Theory: Used in the context of general equities. Potential customer who may have an interest in participating in a particular trade if customer's past inquiry or activity is any indication. MORE