Horizon vs. Sunset

Horizon vs. Sunset — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Horizon and Sunset

Horizonnoun

The apparent intersection of the earth and sky as seen by an observer. Also called apparent horizon.

Sunsetnoun

The event or time of the disappearance of the upper circumferential edge of the sun as it sets below the horizon.

Horizonnoun

See sensible horizon.

Sunsetnoun

The sky as the sun sets

a rosy sunset.

Horizonnoun

See celestial horizon.

Sunsetnoun

A decline or final phase

the sunset of an empire.
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Horizonnoun

The limit or edge of the observable universe.

Sunsetnoun

(Law) The automatic expiration of a statutory provision on a previously established date, in the absence of reauthorization

The law's sunset was July 1.

Horizonnoun

The range of one's knowledge, experience, or interest.

Sunsetadjective

(Law) Providing for an automatic expiration.

Horizonnoun

A specific position in a column of rock layers, usually designated by the occurrence of one or more distinctive fossils or by a distinctive sediment bed, that is used in stratigraphy.

Sunsetverb

To expire on a previously established date, as a statutory provision.

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Horizonnoun

A layer of soil that can be distinguished from adjacent layers of soil and that is characterized by a certain color, texture, structure or chemical composition.

Sunsetverb

To provide for the expiration of (a program or agency) by means of a sunset provision.

Horizonnoun

(Archaeology) A period during which the influence of a specified culture spread rapidly over a defined area

artifacts associated with the Olmec horizon in Mesoamerica.

Sunsetnoun

The time of day when the sun disappears below the western horizon.

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.

Sunsetnoun

The changes in color of the sky at sunset.

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.

Sunsetnoun

(figuratively) The final period of the life of a person or thing.

one's sunset years

Horizonnoun

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

Sunsetnoun

(attributively) Having a set termination date.

The tax increase legislation included a sunset clause requiring renewal to prevent the tax increase from expiring.

Horizonnoun

(geology) A specific layer of soil or strata

Sunsetnoun

The region where the sun sets; the west.

Horizonnoun

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

Sunsetverb

To phase out.

We'll be sunsetting version 1.9 of the software shortly after releasing version 2.0 next quarter.

Horizonnoun

Any level line or surface.

Sunsetnoun

the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon

Horizonnoun

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

Sunsetnoun

atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun

Horizonnoun

the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet

Sunsetnoun

the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon

Horizonnoun

the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated;

It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge

Sunsetadjective

of a declining industry or technology;

sunset industries

Horizonnoun

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

Sunsetadjective

providing for termination;

a program with a sunset provision

Horizonnoun

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