codeclination

[ koh-dek-luh-ney-shuh n ]
/ ˌkoʊ dɛk ləˈneɪ ʃən /

noun Astronomy.

the complement of declination; the angular distance along a great circle from the celestial pole.

Nearby words

  1. code word,
  2. code-name,
  3. code-sharing,
  4. code-switching,
  5. codec,
  6. coded,
  7. codefendant,
  8. codeia,
  9. codeine,
  10. codependent

Origin of codeclination

First recorded in 1805–15; co- + declination

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British Dictionary definitions for codeclination

codeclination

/ (ˌkəʊdɛklɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

another name for polar distance
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