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Horizon vs. Skyline

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Horizonnoun

The visible horizontal line or point (in all directions) that appears to connect the Earth to the sky.

‘A tall building was visible on the horizon.’;

Skylinenoun

(earth sciences) The line at which the earth and sky meet.

Horizonnoun

(figuratively) The range or limit of one's knowledge, experience or interest.

‘Some students take a gap year after finishing high school to broaden their horizons.’;

Skylinenoun

The horizontal silhouette of a city or building against the sky.

Horizonnoun

The range or limit of any dimension in which one exists.

Skylinenoun

A path of movement, especially military movement, producing a silhouette above terrain features visible from the location of likely observers.

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Horizonnoun

(geology) A specific layer of soil or strata

Skylinenoun

(journalism) A panel on the front page of a newspaper outlining some of the features to be found inside.

Horizonnoun

A cultural sub-period or level within a more encompassing time period.

Skylineverb

To outline something against the sky.

Horizonnoun

Any level line or surface.

Skylinenoun

the outline of objects seen against the sky

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Horizonnoun

(chess) The point at which a computer chess algorithm stops searching for further moves.

Skylinenoun

the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet

Horizonnoun

The line which bounds that part of the earth's surface visible to a spectator from a given point; the apparent junction of the earth and sky.

‘And when the morning sun shall raise his carAbove the border of this horizon.’; ‘All the horizon roundInvested with bright rays.’;

Skyline

A skyline is the outline or shape viewed near the horizon. It can be created by a city's overall structure, or by human intervention in a rural setting, or in nature that is formed where the sky meets buildings or the land.

Horizonnoun

A plane passing through the eye of the spectator and at right angles to the vertical at a given place; a plane tangent to the earth's surface at that place; called distinctively the sensible horizon.

Horizonnoun

The epoch or time during which a deposit was made.

‘The strata all over the earth, which were formed at the same time, are said to belong to the same geological horizon.’;

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Horizonnoun

The chief horizontal line in a picture of any sort, which determines in the picture the height of the eye of the spectator; in an extended landscape, the representation of the natural horizon corresponds with this line.

Horizonnoun

The limit of a person's range of perception, capabilities, or experience; as, children raised in the inner city have limited horizons.

Horizonnoun

A boundary point or line, or a time point, beyond which new knowledge or experiences may be found; as, more powerful computers are just over the horizon.

Horizonnoun

the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet

Horizonnoun

the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated;

‘It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge’;

Horizonnoun

a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land

Horizonnoun

the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth

Horizon

The horizon is the apparent line that separates the surface of a celestial body from its sky when viewed from the perspective of an observer on or near the surface of the relevant body. This line divides all viewing directions based on whether it intersects the relevant body's surface or not.

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