arc minute kamân-daqiqé, daqiqe-ye kamâni Fr.: minute de degré A unit of angular size equal to 1/60 of a degree. |
arcminute daqiqe-ye kamâni Fr.: minute d'arc An angular measurement equal to 1/60 of a degree. It is denoted by the symbol '. |
minute daqiqé (#) Fr.: minute A unit of angular measurement equal to one sixtieth of a degree. From O.Fr. minut, from M.L. minuta "minute, short note," from L. minuta, feminin of minutus "small, minute." In M.L., pars minuta prima "first small part" was used by Ptolemy for "one-sixtieth of a circle," later of an hour (next in order was secunda minuta, which became second). Daqiqé, loan from Ar. daqiqat. |