parallactic motion


noun Astronomy.

the apparent motion of stars due to the earth's orbital motion.

Nearby words

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

Origin of parallactic motion

First recorded in 1885–90

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