Mean Sun

Science / Tides and Currents / Mean Sun: A fictitious sun which is assumed to move in the celestial equator at a uniform speed corresponding to the average angular speed of the real Sun in the ecliptic, the mean sun being alternately in advance and behind the real Sun. It is used as a reference for reckoning mean time, noon of mean local time corresponding to the time of the transit of the mean sun over the local meridian. See equation of time and mean time.

Other Words for Mean

Mean Adjective Synonyms: denote, signify, indicate, note, specify, designate, represent, betoken, signal, carry, convey, drive at, refer to, allude to, communicate, express, bring out, get over or across, imply, suggest, connote, intimate, hint (at)
Mean Noun Synonyms: intend, design, purpose, plan, aim, have in mind, contemplate, have in view, want, wish, expect, hope, be motivated by, have as justification
Mean Verb Synonyms: portend, show, foretell, foreshadow, promise, presage, augur, herald
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Other Words for Sun

Sun Adjective Synonyms: (old) Sol, Helios, Phoebus (Apollo), Ra, Sunna, day-star
Sun Noun Synonyms: tan, suntan, sunbathe, bask, bake, brown, bronze
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Mean Time

Science / Tides and Currents / Mean Time: Time based upon the hour angle of the mean sun as distinguished from apparent time which is based upon the position of the real Sun. The difference between apparent and mean time is known as the equat MORE

Root Mean Squared (RMS)

Technology / Home Audio / Root Mean Squared (RMS): A term used to indicate the average level of power that a receiver or amplifier can sustain over a given period of time. Average power ratings (ex: 100 watts RMS) provide a more realistic assessment o MORE

Relative Mean Sea Level Change

Science / Tides and Currents / Relative Mean Sea Level Change: A local change in mean sea level relative to a network of bench marks established in the most stable and permanent material available (bedrock, if possible) on the land adjacent to the tide station lo MORE

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