HyperDic: equinox

English > 2 senses of the word equinox:
NOUNtimeequinoxeither 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
locationequinox, equinoctial point(astronomy) either of the two celestial points at which the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic
equinox > pronunciation
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Rhymesboondocks ... xerox / Xerox: 36 rhymes with aaks...
English > equinox: 2 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningEither 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.
Narrowerautumnal equinox, September equinox, fall equinoxSeptember 22
vernal equinox, March equinox, spring equinoxMarch 21
Broadercosmic timeThe time covered by the physical formation and development of the universe
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Adjectivesequinoctialrelating to an equinox (when the lengths of night and day are equal)
English > equinox: 2 senses > noun 2, location
Meaning(astronomy) either of the two celestial points at which the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic.
Synonymequinoctial point
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Narrowerautumnal equinox(astronomy) the equinoctial point that lies in the constellation of Virgo
vernal equinox(astronomy) the equinoctial point that lies in the constellation of Pisces
Broadercelestial pointA point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
Spanishequinoccio, punto equinoccial
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