Origin of nutation
Examples 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.
British Dictionary definitions for nutation
Word Origin for nutation
Word Origin and History for nutation
1610s, "action of nodding," from Latin nutationem (nominative nutatio), noun of action from past participle stem of nutare "to nod," from PIE *neu- "to nod" (see numinous). Astronomical use is from 1715. Related: Nutational.