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Origin of nutation
OTHER WORDS FROM nutationnu·ta·tion·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for nutation
Its position at a given time, independent of aberration and nutation.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
The phenomenon is known as the Eulerian nutation, since it is supposed to come under the free rotations first discussed by Euler.
In another place we shall inquire into the cause of the discrepancy as given by the nutation of the earth.
Before he completed his observations for nutation another great change in his fortunes took place.Astronomical Discovery|Herbert Hall Turner
If, then, a part of the mass be latent, nutation will give too small a value.