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libratory

[lahy-bruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
  1. oscillatory.
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Origin of libratory

First recorded in 1660–70; librate + -ory1
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Historical Examples

  • Moreover, since her orbit is nearly circular, libratory effects are very small.

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century

    Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke

  • Bradley's studies led him to discover also the libratory motion of the earth's axis.