equant

[ ee-kwuh nt, ee-kwant ]
/ ˈi kwənt, ˈi kwænt /

adjective

(of a crystal) having all axes of the same length (opposed to anisometric).

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Origin of equant

< Latin aequant-, stem of aequāns, present participle of aequāre; see equate
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Example sentences from the Web for equant

  • Copernicus, by making the sun the centre, had been able to simplify a good deal of this, and to abolish the equant.

    Pioneers of Science|Oliver Lodge
  • He adopted the excentric and equant of Hipparchus to explain the unequal motions of the sun and moon.

    History of Astronomy|George Forbes