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diagonals: lines used in the subdivision of divisions of an arc, also known as transversals. Each diagonal line is drawn across the division from its beginning to its end, and is divided linearly either by dots or by concentric arcs. In this way the linear division of a line can be used for the angular subdivision of an arc.
dial: instrument for telling time by the position of the sun (occasionally by the moon), see article on the sundial.
dialling quadrant: instrument in the form of a quadrant used in the construction of a sundial.
diptych dial: type of sundial which, in many cases, could be called an astronomical compendium, in the form of a folding tablet, usually in ivory, with at least a string gnomon and a horizontal dial on the inside, but often with other dials as well.
disc dial: type of sundial belonging in the class of altitude dial.
dividers: instrument with jointed legs for measuring and transferring distances, see article on the dividers.
dominical letter: letter denoting the day of the first Sunday of the year, see article on time and date.
drawing instruments: instruments used for drawing and constructing geometrical figures, see article on drawing instruments.
Easter table: table for calculating the date of Easter, see article on time and date.
ecliptic: line on the celestial sphere representing the annual path of the sun through the stars.
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