Associations to the word «Equatorial»


EQUATORIAL, adjective. Of, near, or relating to the equator
EQUATORIAL, noun. (astronomy) A kind of telescope mounted so 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, one for measuring declination, and the other right ascension, or the hour angle, so that the telescope may be directed, even in the daytime, to any star or other object whose right ascension and declination are known.
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, proper noun. Country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
EQUATORIAL GUINEAN, noun. A person from Equatorial Guinea or of Equatorial Guinean descent.
EQUATORIAL GUINEAN, adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Equatorial Guinea, the Equatorial Guinean people or the Equatorial Guinean culture.
EQUATORIAL GUINEANS, noun. Plural of Equatorial Guinean

Dictionary definition

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.
EQUATORIAL, adjective. Of or relating to or at an equator; "equatorial diameter".
EQUATORIAL, adjective. Of or relating to conditions at the geographical equator; "equatorial heat".
EQUATORIAL, adjective. Of or existing at or near the geographic equator; "equatorial Africa".

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