HyperDic: ecliptic

English > 1 sense of the word ecliptic:
NOUNlocationeclipticthe great circle representing the apparent annual path of the sun
ecliptic > pronunciation
Soundsihklih'ptihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > ecliptic: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningThe great circle representing the apparent annual path of the sun; the plane of the Earth's orbit around the sun; makes an angle of about 23 degrees with the equator.
Example"all of the planets rotate the sun in approximately the same ecliptic"
Broadergreat circleA circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center
Spanisheclíptica, eclíptico
Catalaneclíptica

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