equation of time


nounAstronomy.
  1. apparent time minus mean solar time, ranging from minus 14 minutes in February to over 16 minutes in November.

Origin of equation of time

1
First recorded in 1720–30

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equation of time

noun
  1. the difference between apparent solar time and mean solar time, being at a maximum in February (over 14 minutes) and November (over 16 minutes)

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