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declination

dec·li·na·tion

declination

 
pronunciation:
de klih neI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a movement, bend, or slope downward.
definition 2: a worsening or decline.
definition 3: a polite refusal.
definition 4: in astronomy, the angular distance of some object from the celestial equator.
definition 5: the horizontal angle between magnetic north and true north at any given point on the earth's surface.
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derivation: declinational (adj.)
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