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

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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

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. quatorial.]

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  1. Equatorial Guinea government:

    Equatorial Guinea is a central African country that has developed relatively well, the government in recent years has supported expanded investment into infrastructure development, and the need for infrastructure projects is enormous.

  2. Jennifer Powers:

    Going from a less equatorial altitude to a much more equatorial altitude quickly over a couple days doesn’t allow your body to habituate to the stress and that’s the kind of quick, abrupt shift we associate more with melanoma than with other skin cancer.

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