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ecliptic

e·clip·tic

ecliptic

pronunciation:
ih klIp tihk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition: the apparent path of the sun, as seen from the earth against the background stars.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to an eclipse.
definition 2: of or relating to the ecliptic.
derivation: ecliptically (adv.)