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See definition of ecliptic on Dictionary.com
  • as incircle
  • as ingyre

synonyms for ecliptic

  • ring
  • sphere
  • amphitheater
  • aureole
  • band
  • belt
  • bowl
  • bracelet
  • circlet
  • circuit
  • circumference
  • circus
  • cirque
  • coil
  • compass
  • cordon
  • corona
  • crown
  • cycle
  • disc
  • disk
  • enclosure
  • equator
  • globe
  • halo
  • hoop
  • horizon
  • lap
  • meridian
  • orbit
  • perimeter
  • periphery
  • record
  • revolution
  • ringlet
  • round
  • stadium
  • tire
  • turn
  • wheel
  • wreath
  • zodiac
  • colure
  • full turn
  • parallel of latitude
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How to use ecliptic in a sentence

The inclination of the plane of the satellites to the ecliptic is 98°, and the planet ascends almost in the plane of the ecliptic.
MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
Each station was assigned a uniform length of 13° 20' on the ecliptic, and a denomination, generally derived from mythology.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JULY 1899VARIOUS
How many days will be required for it to move completely around the ecliptic from vernal equinox back to vernal equinox again?
A TEXT-BOOK OF ASTRONOMYGEORGE C. COMSTOCK
If the obliquity of the ecliptic were made 10 greater, what would be the effect upon the seasons in the temperate zones?
A TEXT-BOOK OF ASTRONOMYGEORGE C. COMSTOCK
The purpose of the signs of the zodiac is to show the position of the sun in the ecliptic at different times.
ASTRONOMICAL LORE IN CHAUCERFLORENCE M. GRIMM
The ecliptic is a great circle of the sphere, and is usually drawn on both celestial and terrestrial globes.
PIONEERS OF SCIENCEOLIVER LODGE
The 'ascendant' is that degree of the ecliptic which is rising above the horizon at a given moment.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 6 (OF 7) -- INTRODUCTION, GLOSSARY, AND INDEXESGEOFFREY CHAUCER
The Greeks observed that eclipses of the sun and moon took place near this circle; whence they called it the ecliptic.
THE NEW GRESHAM ENCYCLOPEDIAVARIOUS
The plane of the ecliptic is that by which the position of the planets and the latitude and longitude of the stars are reckoned.
THE NEW GRESHAM ENCYCLOPEDIAVARIOUS
He has the Ecliptic to go round, and the whole of the Solar System to attend to, and one must make allowances for him.
'THAT VERY MAB'MAY KENDALL AND ANDREW LANG
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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