uranometrical /yoor'euh neuh me"tri keuhl/, adj.
/yoor'euh nom"i tree/, n. Astron.
1. a chart of the positions of the heavenly bodies on the celestial sphere.
2. the measurement of the positions of heavenly bodies.
[1705-15; < NL uranometria. See URANO-, -METRY]

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