EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DECLINATION
At that time the declination of the sun is 23½ north of the equatorial line.
Simultaneously the declination is noted by A in the darkness.
You will know whether the star is North or South of you by its declination.
Before going further, let us review a few facts about Declination.
Then the declination of the sun at that moment would be 15 N.
The greater this declination, the more expressive was it of respect and esteem.
It has also another variation, called the declination, or dip.
The north polar distance of a star is the complement of its declination.
Again, it is easy to take the declination of a body when on the meridian.
You will ask, why we take this indirect method of finding the declination?
late 14c. as a term in astronomy, from Old French declinacion (Modern French déclinaison), from Latin declinationem (nominative declinatio), noun of action from past participle stem of declinare (see decline). It took on various other senses 15c.-17c., most now obsolete.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DECLINATION
- cold shoulder
- no way
- statement abnegation