On the horizon definition and meaning

For a small handful of people, that dot on the horizon is a place called trang chủ.

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For a small handful of people, that dot at the horizon is a place called trang chủ.

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I think both are acceptable, however on I believe is more comtháng and certainly sounds more natural to lớn me, probably because the perspective it emphasises is more natural:

If you say "on", you are emphasising the perspective sầu that the horizon is a horizontal line on which something can sit.

If you say "at", you are emphasising that the horizon is a point in the distance at which something can be.


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on the horizon

is an expression which can be used lớn mean a far off distance, or for something which is beginning khổng lồ come into lớn view.

The boat appeared on the horizon.

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BTW on a clear day, for a person of average height, the horizon is usually a few miles away.

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It can also be used to lớn express a time which is approaching

The solution khổng lồ our problem is just on the horizon.

Whereas

at the horizon

would usually be understood to lớn mean a specific location

A spaceship will appear motionless at the sự kiện horizon of a black hole.

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On is usually used in this idiomatic phrase.


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