equatorial

Type: Term Pronunciation: ē′kwă-tō′rē-ăl Definitions: 1. Situated, like the earth's equator, equidistant from either end.
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equatorial

[adj] - of or relating to or at an equator 2. [adj] - of or relating to conditions at the geographical equator 3. [adj] - of or existing at or near the geographic equator
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Equatorial

A mounting for a telescope that has two, mutually perpendicular axes of rotation, one of which can be pointed to the north celestial pole. This type of mount permits the telescope to follow the movement of a star as it travels across the sky
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Equatorial

E`qua·to'ri·al adjective [ Confer French équatorial .] Of or pertaining to the equator; as, equatorial climates; also, pertaining to an equatorial instrument.
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Equatorial

E`qua·to'ri·al noun (Astron.) An instrument consisting of a telescope so mounted as to have two axes of motion at right angles to each other, one of them parallel to the axis of the earth, and each carrying a graduated circle, the one for measuring declination, and the other right ascension, or th...
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equatorial

<astronomy> An instrument consisting of a telescope so mounted as to have two axes of motion at right angles to each other, one of them parallel to the axis of the earth, and each carrying a graduated circle, the one for measuring declination, and the other right ascension, or the hour angle, so that the telescope may be directed, even in the...
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equatorial

adjective of or relating to conditions at the geographical equator; `equatorial heat`
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equatorial

adjective of or existing at or near the geographic equator; `equatorial Africa`
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equatorial

noun a telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth`s axis and the other one at right angles to it
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Equatorial

• (n.) An instrument consisting of a telescope so mounted as to have two axes of motion at right angles to each other, one of them parallel to the axis of the earth, and each carrying a graduated circle, the one for measuring declination, and the other right ascension, or the hour angle, so that the telescope may be directed, even in the dayti...
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equatorial

equatorial 1. Referring to an equator; occurring at the same distance from each extremity of an axis. 2. Relating to or present near the equator. 3. Pertaining to, or near an equator; especially, the equator of the earth. 2. Like, or typical of the regions at the earth's equator; such as, equatorial temperatures. ...
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Equatorial

An equatorial is an astronomical instrument contrived for the purpose of directing a telescope upon any celestial object, and of keeping the object in view for any length of time, notwithstanding the diurnal motion of the earth. For these purposes a principal axis resting on firm supports is mounted exactly parallel to the axis of the earth's rotat...
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