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1A table enabling a person to ascertain the latitude of a ship, aircraft, etc., from measurements of the altitude of the sun or other celestial object.
2A table enabling a person to ascertain his or her altitude from measurements of local air pressure and temperature (or vice versa); usually in plural.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Nautical Magazine.
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