Definitions for equatorialˌi kwəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌɛk wə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•qua•to•ri•alˌi kwəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌɛk wə-(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or near an equator, esp. the equator of the earth.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. of, like, or typical of the regions at the earth's equator:

    equatorial temperatures.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  3. (n.)a telescope mounting having two axes of motion, one parallel to the earth's axis and one at right angles to it.

    Category: Optics

Origin of equatorial:

1655–65

e`qua•to′ri•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. equatorial(adj)

    a telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth's axis and the other one at right angles to it

  2. equatorial(adj)

    of or relating to or at an equator

    "equatorial diameter"

  3. equatorial(adj)

    of or relating to conditions at the geographical equator

    "equatorial heat"

  4. equatorial(adj)

    of or existing at or near the geographic equator

    "equatorial Africa"

Wiktionary

  1. equatorial(Adjective)

    of, near, or relating to the equator

    That plant is best suited to equatorial climates.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equatorial(adj)

    of or pertaining to the equator; as, equatorial climates; also, pertaining to an equatorial instrument

  2. Equatorial(noun)

    an instrument consisting of a telescope so mounted as to have two axes of motion at right angles to each other, one of them parallel to the axis of the earth, and each carrying a graduated circle, the one for measuring declination, and the other right ascension, or the hour angle, so that the telescope may be directed, even in the daytime, to any star or other object whose right ascension and declination are known. The motion in right ascension is sometimes communicated by clockwork, so as to keep the object constantly in the field of the telescope. Called also an equatorial telescope


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

equatorial(adjective)

of or near the equator

an equatorial climate.

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