Origin of declination
Related Words for declinationdecline, rejection, turndown, decay, degeneracy, decadence, declension, degeneration, decadency, declining, decaying
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Historical Examples of declination
At that time the declination of the sun is 23½ north of the equatorial line.The Solar Magnet
Sterner St. Paul Meek
Simultaneously the declination is noted by A in the darkness.Lectures on Stellar Statistics
Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
You will know whether the star is North or South of you by its declination.
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Then the declination of the sun at that moment would be 15 N.
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.