Definition of Equinoxes
1. Noun. (plural of equinox) ¹
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Definition of Equinoxes
1. equinox [n] - See also: equinox
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Literary usage of Equinoxes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1906)
"declination north or south, which it has when it is 90° from the equinoxes, is the obliquity of the ecliptic. Thus, in Fig. 69, the arc EN,, or WS, ..."
2. A Short History of Astronomy by Arthur Berry (1899)
"The precession of the equinoxes. otherwise would. From this fact is derived the name precession of the equinoxes, or more shortly. precession, ..."
3. Institutes of Natural Philosophy: Theoretical and Practical by William Enfield, Alexander Ewing, Samuel Webber (1811)
"The precession of the equinoxes causes the poles of the equator to describe ... The precession of the equinoxes is caused by the action of the sun and moon ..."
4. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1858)
"Discovery of the Precession of the equinoxes. THE same qualities which we trace in the researches of Hipparchus already examined,—diligence in collecting ..."
5. Elements of Astronomy by Simon Newcomb (1900)
"This difference shows that the position of the equinoxes among the stars is ... Precession of the equinoxes. — The motion of the equinoxes which causes the ..."
6. The Geography of the Heavens: And Class-book of Astronomy : Accompanied by a by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt, Hiram Mattison (1860)
"PRECESSION OF THE equinoxes—OBLIQUITY OF THE ECLIPTIC. 575. OF all the motions which are going ... The equinoxes, as we have learned, are the two opposite ..."
7. A Treatise on Astronomy, Descriptive, Theoretical and Physical, Designed for by Horatio Nelson Robinson (1857)
"This inequality is called the equation of the equinoxes, and varies as the sine of the longitude of the moon's nodes. ^ Equation The equation of the ..."
8. A Mathematical Geography: With a Supplement Containing an Outline of by Edward Payson Jackson (1872)
"The Precession of the equinoxes is the westward movement of the equinoxes ... The Signs follow the equinoxes.—The vernal equinox is the starting- point, ..."