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analemma

[ an-l-em-uh ]
/ 藢忙n l藞蓻m 蓹 /
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noun, plural an路a路lem路mas, an路a路lem路ma路ta [an-l-em-uh-tuh]. /藢忙n l藞蓻m 蓹 t蓹/.
a scale shaped like the figure 8, showing the declination of the sun and the equation of time for each day of the year.
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Origin of analemma

1645鈥55; <Latin: pedestal of a sundial, sundial <Greek an谩l膿mma support

OTHER WORDS FROM analemma

an路a路lem路mat路ic [an-l-e-mat-ik], /藢忙n l 蓻藞m忙t 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for analemma

analemma
/ (藢忙n蓹藞l蓻m蓹) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-m蓹t蓹)
a graduated scale shaped like a figure eight that indicates the daily declination of the sun

Derived forms of analemma

analemmatic (藢忙n蓹l蓻藞m忙t瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for analemma

C17: from Latin: sundial, pedestal of sundial, from Greek anal膿mma pedestal, from analambanein to support
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