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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
Why did he not continue in the same spot, except for the slow change caused by the nutation or nodding of Venus?A Trip to Venus|John Munro
It is affected by the motions of Precession and Nutation, of which the former has been known since the time of Hipparchus.
These two motions are defined with greater detail in the articles Precession of the Equinoxes and Nutation.
Many growing stems have also a movement of Nutation, that is, of nodding successively in different directions.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
In the case of nutation the North Pole remains in the same geographical position, but points to a different part of the heavens.Astronomical Discovery|Herbert Hall Turner