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gnomon


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The part of a sundial that casts a shadow. It may consist of a rod or a raised surface, as in designs where the edge of a decoration casts the shadow. If the gnomon is a triangular plate, the shadow-casting edge is known as the style.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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