WEST

, one of the cardinal points of the horizon, or of the compass, diametrically opposite to the east, or lying on the left hand when we face the north. Or West is strictly the intersection of the prime vertical with the horizon, on that side where the sun sets.

West Wind, is also called Zephyrus, and Favonius.

West Dial. See Dial.

WESTERN Amplitude, Horizon, Ocean. See the several articles.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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