Definition of Equants

1. Noun. (plural of equant) ¹



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Definition of Equants

1. equant [n] - See also: equant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Equants

equalizing
equalizing dividend
equall
equalled
equalling
equally
equalness
equals
equals sign
equals signs
equangular
equanimities
equanimity
equanimous
equant
equants (current term)
equatability
equatable
equate
equated
equates
equating
equation
equation division
equational
equationally
equationlike
equations
equations of motion
equative

Literary usage of Equants

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1. A Short History of Astronomy by Arthur Berry (1899)
"... than Ptolemy himself, as he rejected the equants of the latter.* Milton's famous description (Par. Lost, VIII. 82-5) of " The Sphere With Centric and ..."

2. The Planetary and Stellar Worlds: A Popular Exposition of the Great by Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel (1867)
"... eccentrics and epicycles, equants and differents, until to preserve simplicity, the system had grown to the most extravagant complexity. ..."

3. The planetary and stellar worlds: A Popular Exposition of the Great by Ormsby MacKnight Mitchell (1859)
"... eccentrics and epicycles, equants and differents, until, to preserve simplicity, the system had grown to the most extravagant complexity. ..."

4. The Orbs of Heaven; Or: The Planetary and Stellar Worlds. A Popular by Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel (1851)
"... eccentrics and epicycles, equants and differents, until, to preserve simplicity, the system had grown to the most extravagant complexity. ..."

5. The Harmony of the World by Johannes Kepler, A. M. (Alistair Matheson) Duncan, Eric J. Aiton, Judith Veronica Field (1997)
"... wrote to Georg Joachim Rheticus asking for an astronomy without hypotheses, by which he meant concentric spheres, epicycles, eccentrics, and equants. ..."

6. Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge (1905)
"The equants might divide the line in any arbitrary ratio. All sorts of combinations had to be tried, the relative positions of the earth and Mars to be ..."

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