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equatorial

[ ee-kwuh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-, ek-wuh- ]
/ 藢i kw蓹藞t蓴r i 蓹l, -藞to蕣r-, 藢蓻k w蓹- /
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Definition of equatorial

adjective
of, relating to, or near an equator, especially the equator of the earth.
of, like, or typical of the regions at the earth's equator: equatorial temperatures.
noun
a telescope mounting having two axes of motion, one parallel to the earth's axis and one at right angles to it.
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Origin of equatorial

First recorded in 1655鈥65; equator + -ial

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British Dictionary definitions for equatorial

equatorial
/ (藢蓻kw蓹藞t蓴藧r瑟蓹l) /

adjective
of, like, or existing at or near the equator
astronautics (of a telescope) mounted on the perpendicular axes, one of which is parallel to the earth's axisan equatorial orbit
astronomy of or referring to the celestial equatorequatorial coordinates
noun
an equatorial mounting for a telescope

Derived forms of equatorial

equatorially, adverb
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