HyperDic: declination

English > 4 senses of the word declination:
NOUNstatedeclination, declinea condition inferior to an earlier condition
objectdeclination, descent, declivity, fall, decline, declension, downslopea downward slope or bend
locationdeclination, celestial latitude, dec(astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator
communicationdeclination, regretsa polite refusal of an invitation
English > declination: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state.
Narrowerneglect, disuseThe state of something that has been unused and neglected
twilightA condition of decline following successes
wreckSomething or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Oppositeimprovement, meliorationA condition superior to an earlier condition
Verbsdeclinegrow worse
English > declination: 4 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA downward slope or bend.
Synonymsdescent, declivity, fall, decline, declension, downslope
NarrowerdownhillThe downward slope of a hill
steepA steep place (as on a hill)
Broaderslope, incline, sideAn elevated geological formation
Oppositeascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgradeAn upward slope or grade (as in a road)
Spanishbajada, caída, declinación, declive, declividad, descenso, inclinación, pendiente
Catalanbaixada, baixant, caiguda, declinació, declivi, inclinació, rost
Verbsdeclinego down
English > declination: 4 senses > noun 3, location
Meaning(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.
Synonymscelestial latitude, dec
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Broaderangular distanceThe angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer
English > declination: 4 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA polite refusal of an invitation.
Broaderacknowledgment, acknowledgementA statement acknowledging something or someone
refusalA message refusing to accept / accept something that is offered
Verbsdeclinerefuse to accept

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