declination

[ dek-luh-ney-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF declination

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.

You will ask, why we take this indirect method of finding the declination?

Again, it is easy to take the declination of a body when on the meridian.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DECLINATION

depth

noundistance down or across
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