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Geographical Mile. Length of one minute of arc of Equator. Value is 6087.2 feet.

Geographical Position of Heavenly Body. Latitude and longitude of a point on Earth's surface at which a given heavenly body would be in the zenith.

Gee-Navigation. Term proposed, by J. B. Harbord, for methods of conducting a ship, or fixing her position, by geographical observations.

Geordie. Nickname given to brigs formerly used in Tyne coal trade.

Geostrophic. Meteorological term for Earth's rotational effect on wind. Deflection of wind caused by this is termed the 'geo-strophic component'.


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