equinoctial

Definitions:

  • Relating to an equinox.
  • Relating to the celestial equator.
  • A violent storm of wind and rain occurring at or near the time of the equinox.
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  • Pertaining to the equinoxes; marking an equal length of day and night: as, the <em>equinoctial</em> line, or equator.
  • Pertaining to the regions or climate of the equinoctial line, or equator; in or near that line: as, <em>equinoctial</em> heat; an <em>equinoctial</em> sun; <em>equinoctial</em> wind.
  • Occurring at the time of an equinox: as, an <em>equinoctial</em> storm.
  • In <em>astronomy</em>, the celestial equator: so called because when the sun is on it the days and nights are of equal length in all parts of the world.
  • A gale or storm occurring at or near the time of an equinox.
  • The equinoctial line.
  • Pertaining to an equinox, or the equinoxes, or to the time of equal day and night.
  • Pertaining to the regions or climate of the equinoctial line or equator; in or near that line
  • Pertaining to the time when the sun enters the equinoctial points.
  • the meridian passing through the <ex>equinoctial</ex> points.
  • the celestial equator; -- so called because when the sun is on it, the nights and days are of equal length in all parts of the world. See <er>Equator</er>.
  • the two points where the celestial and ecliptic intersect each other; the one being in the first point of Aries, the other in the first point of Libra.
  • reckoned in any year from the instant when the mean sun is at the mean vernal equinoctial point.
  • Of or relating to an <xref>equinox</xref>.
  • Of or relating to a <xref>celestial</xref> or <xref>terrestrial</xref> <xref>equator</xref>.
  • The <xref>great circle</xref> midway between the <xref>celestial</xref> <xref>poles</xref>; the <xref>celestial equator</xref>.
  • The <xref>terrestrial</xref> <xref>equator</xref>.
  • relating to the vicinity of the equator
  • the great circle on the celestial sphere midway between the celestial poles
  • relating to an equinox (when the lengths of night and day are equal)
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