HyperDic: dec

English > 2 senses of the word Dec / dec:
NOUNtimeDec, Decemberthe last (12th) month of the year
locationdec, declination, celestial latitude(astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator
Dec / dec > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'k
RhymesAztec ... wreck: 41 rhymes with ehk...
English > Dec: 2 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe last (12th) month of the year.
SynonymDecember
Part ofGregorian calendar, New Style calendarThe solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years
PartsChristmas, Christmas Day, Xmas, Dec 25A Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ
Christmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Yule, Yuletide, NoelPeriod extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
New Year's Eve, December 31The last day of the year
mid-DecemberThe middle part of December
BroaderGregorian calendar monthA month in the Gregorian calendar
Spanishdiciembre
Catalandesembre
English > dec: 2 senses > noun 2, 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.
Synonymsdeclination, celestial latitude
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
Spanishdeclinación

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