from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun In the Northern Hemisphere, the solstice that occurs on or about December 21.
- noun In the Southern Hemisphere, the solstice that occurs on or about June 21.
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- noun astronomy The
momentwhen the Earthis in that point of its orbitwhere the northernor southern hemisphereis most inclined away from the sun.
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- noun December 22, when the sun is at its southernmost point
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