Meaning of HORIZON in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ hə-ˈrī-z ə n ]


Etymology: Middle English orizon, from Late Latin horizont-, horizon, from Greek horizont-, horizōn, from present participle of horizein to bound, define, from horos boundary; perhaps akin to Latin urvum curved part of a plow

Date: 14th century


a. : the apparent junction of earth and sky

b. : the great circle on the celestial sphere formed by the intersection of the celestial sphere with a plane tangent to the earth's surface at an observer's position — see azimuth illustration

c. : range of perception or experience

d. : something that might be attained

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a. : the geological deposit of a particular time usually identified by distinctive fossils

b. : any of the reasonably distinct layers of soil or its underlying material in a vertical section of land

c. : a cultural area or level of development indicated by separated groups of artifacts

• ho·ri·zon·al -ˈrī-z ə n-əl adjective

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