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obliquity of ecliptic

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  • Obliquity — Ob*liq ui*ty, n.; pl. {Obliquities}. [L. obliquitas: cf. F. obliquit[ e].] 1. The condition of being oblique; deviation from a right line; deviation from parallelism or perpendicularity; the amount of such deviation; divergence; as, the obliquity …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obliquity — [ə blik′wə tē] n. pl. obliquities [ME obliquitee < L obliquitas] 1. the state or quality of being oblique 2. an oblique statement, action, etc. 3. a turning aside from moral conduct or sound thinking 4. Astron. the angle between the planes of… …   English World dictionary

  • Ecliptic — The ecliptic is the apparent path that the Sun traces out in the sky during the year. As it appears to move in the sky in relation to the stars, the apparent path aligns with the planets throughout the course of the year. More accurately, it is… …   Wikipedia

  • obliquity of the ecliptic — noun see obliquity 2b * * * obliquity of the ecliptic noun (astronomy) The angle between the plane of the earth s orbit and that of the earth s equator • • • Main Entry: ↑oblique …   Useful english dictionary

  • obliquity — noun (plural ties) Date: 15th century 1. deviation from moral rectitude or sound thinking 2. a. deviation from parallelism or perpendicularity; also the amount of such deviation b. the angle between the planes of the earth s equator and orbit… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obliquity — obliquitous, adj. /euh blik wi tee, oh blik /, n., pl. obliquities. 1. the state of being oblique. 2. divergence from moral conduct, rectitude, etc.; immorality, dishonesty, or the like. 3. an instance of such divergence. 4. mental perversity. 5 …   Universalium

  • obliquity — /əˈblɪkwəti/ (say uh blikwuhtee) noun (plural obliquities) 1. the state of being oblique. 2. divergence from moral rectitude. 3. a moral delinquency. 4. mental perversity. 5. an instance of mental perversity. 6. inclination, or degree of… …  

  • obliquity of the ecliptic — The angle between the plane of the equinoctial and that of the ecliptic. Its value is approximately 231/2° …   Aviation dictionary

  • mean obliquity — noun : the average angle over a long period of time between the plane of the equator of the earth or other planet and the plane of the ecliptic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Axial tilt — Obliquity redirects here. For the book, see Obliquity (book). To understand axial tilt, consider this blue solenoid in right hand grip rule as the rotational axis of Earth, the counter clockwise direction of the magnetic field as the orbital… …   Wikipedia

  • Obliquities — Obliquity Ob*liq ui*ty, n.; pl. {Obliquities}. [L. obliquitas: cf. F. obliquit[ e].] 1. The condition of being oblique; deviation from a right line; deviation from parallelism or perpendicularity; the amount of such deviation; divergence; as, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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