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1. declination

noun. (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere.

Synonyms

  • celestial latitude
  • dec

Antonyms

  • progress
  • better
  • increment

Etymology

  • declinacioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • declination (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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2. declination

noun. a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state.

Synonyms

  • twilight
  • neglect
  • condition
  • wreck
  • disuse
  • status

Antonyms

  • honor
  • ascend
  • rise
  • horizontal

Etymology

  • declinacioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • declination (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. declination

noun. a downward slope or bend.

Synonyms

  • decline
  • steep
  • descent
  • downslope
  • side
  • downhill
  • incline
  • fall
  • declivity
  • declension

Antonyms

  • increase
  • obey
  • contract in
  • accept

Etymology

  • declinacioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • declination (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. declination

noun. a polite refusal of an invitation.

Synonyms

  • refusal
  • acknowledgement
  • regrets

Antonyms

  • natural depression
  • gradualness
  • abruptness
  • recuperate

Etymology

  • declinacioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • declination (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

Example sentences of the word declination


1. Noun, singular or mass
Press and hold the push button to set the declination angle and press the center crown when done.

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