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1. equinox

noun. ['ˈiːkwəˌnɑːks'] (astronomy) either of the two celestial points at which the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic.

Synonyms

  • autumnal equinox
  • celestial point
  • vernal equinox

Antonyms

  • nadir
  • point of apoapsis
  • periapsis
  • apex

Etymology

  • aequinoctium (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word vernal-equinox


1. Noun Phrase
Many people refer to a vernal equinox as the first day of spring.

2. Noun Phrase
The vernal equinox on March 21 has brought hope to agricultural societies for a long time.

3. Noun Phrase
The vernal equinox is used as a starting point to calculate the date of Easter.

4. Noun Phrase
Each New Year began at the first visible lunar crescent, after the vernal equinox.

2. equinox

noun. ['ˈiːkwəˌnɑːks'] either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator and day and night are of equal length.

Synonyms

  • autumnal equinox
  • spring equinox
  • cosmic time
  • fall equinox
  • September equinox
  • vernal equinox

Antonyms

  • vernal equinox
  • antapex
  • apoapsis
  • zenith

Etymology

  • aequinoctium (Latin)

3. vernal

adjective. ['ˈvɝːnəl'] suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh.

Synonyms

  • youthful
  • immature

Antonyms

  • aged
  • late
  • full-term

Etymology

  • vernalis (Latin)
  • vernus (Latin)

4. vernal

adjective. ['ˈvɝːnəl'] of or characteristic of or occurring in spring.

Synonyms

  • late-spring-blooming
  • spring-flowering
  • early-flowering
  • early-blooming

Antonyms

  • autumnal
  • wintry
  • old
  • senior

Etymology

  • vernalis (Latin)
  • vernus (Latin)
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