codeclination

/koh'dek leuh nay"sheuhn/, n. Astron.
the complement of declination; the angular distance along a great circle from the celestial pole.
[1805-15; CO- + DECLINATION]

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  • codeclination — [kō΄dek΄lə nā′shən] n. the astronomical coordinate complementary to the declination: see POLAR DISTANCE …   English World dictionary

  • codeclination — (|)kō+ noun Etymology: co + declination : the complement of the declination * * * /koh dek leuh nay sheuhn/, n. Astron. the complement of declination; the angular distance along a great circle from the celestial pole. [1805 15; CO + DECLINATION]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • codeclination — co·declination …   English syllables

  • codeclination — /ˌkoʊdɛkləˈneɪʃən/ (say .kohdekluh nayshuhn) noun Astronomy the complement of the declination …   Australian English dictionary

  • co- — var. of com before a vowel, h, and gn: coadjutor; cohabit; cognate. The prefix co now productively forms new words from bases beginning with any sound (co conspirator; co manage; coseismic), sometimes with the derived sense auxiliary, subsidiary… …   Universalium

  • polar distance — Astron. codeclination. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • co- — aff. var. of com before a vowel, h, and gn : coalesce; cohere; cognate. The prefix co with the sense “joint, jointly,” now forms new words from bases beginning with any sound (cochair; cogeneration; costar; coworker), sometimes with the derived… …   From formal English to slang

  • co- — 1. a prefix signifying association and accompanying action, occurring mainly before vowels and h and gn, as in coadjutor, cohabit, cognate. 2. a prefix signifying partnership, joint responsibility or ownership, as in co producer, co writer. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • polar distance — /poʊlə ˈdɪstns/ (say pohluh distns) noun → codeclination …   Australian English dictionary

  • polar distance — n. the astronomical coordinate (0° to 180°) measured from the pole of a planet, star, etc. to a point along an hour circle: usually limited in actual use to mean codeclination …   English World dictionary

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