from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The angular distance north, counted positive, or south, counted negative, of the ecliptic along a great circle drawn through the pole of the ecliptic and a celestial body.
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- n. (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
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