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planetary precession

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noun Astronomy.
the small component of the precession of the equinoxes contributed by the motion of the ecliptic, the change in orientation of the plane of the earth's orbit being produced by the gravitational attraction of the planets.
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Origin of planetary precession

First recorded in 1860–65
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