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noun 
  1. (nautical): A navigational device for deriving angular distances between objects so as to determine latitude and longitude.
  2. (mathematics): One sixth of a circle or disc; a sector with an angle of 60°.
Translations: (rfc-level, Translations at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
(trans-top, Navigational instrument)
  • Finnish sekstantti
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: From sextans, a bronze coin worth one-sixth of an asLatin, as.


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