Personal equation

Definition of Personal equation

(Astron.) the difference between an observed result and the true qualities or peculiarities in the observer; particularly the difference, in an average of a large number of observation, between the instant when an observer notes a phenomenon, as the transit of a star, and the assumed instant of its actual occurrence; or, relatively, the difference between these instants as noted by two observers. It is usually only a fraction of a second; - sometimes applied loosely to differences of judgment or method occasioned by temperamental qualities of individuals.
(Astron.) See under Equation.

See also: Equation Personal

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unevenness, variability
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