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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The great circle on the celestial sphere midway between the celestial poles adj. - Relating to the event when the lengths or night and day are the same; Relating to the vicinity of the great circle of the celestial sphere

Usage examples (37)
  • The two first stars named are exactly on what is called the equinoctial line.
  • This was the beginning of a long and dreary autumnal storm, a deferred "equinoctial," as many considered it.
  • This discouraging condition of affairs sorely afflicted her, and produced a kind of equinoctial agitation in the Hollis kitchen.
  • This is called the equinoctial current. for more
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