A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2018 Nov 30, 18:08 -0800
Our specialized field is filled with technical terms, not "jargon". Using those technical terms permits clarity of communication. If ever I am unsure, I can consult any number of technical manuals, to discover the meaning of the word, the correct procedures and etc. Technical manuals, such as Dutton's Navigation and Piloting, offer the reader a coherent view of the field. Dutton's was used at the US Naval academy and its authority in terminology and procedures is unquestioned.
If some wish to invent new terms or otherwise redefine old terms, all they need do is publish their own book and have it accepted as the reference book on celestial navigation. That shouldn't be too difficult, now will it? ;-)