parallactic ellipse


noun Astronomy.

the apparent ellipse, as seen against the background of more distant stars, described annually by a nearby star because of the earth's orbital motion around the sun.Compare parallax(def 2).

Nearby words

  1. paralinguistics,
  2. paralipomena,
  3. paralipomenon,
  4. paralipsis,
  5. parallactic,
  6. parallactic motion,
  7. parallax,
  8. parallax test,
  9. parallel,
  10. parallel bars

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