Definition of Libratory

1. a. Balancing; moving like a balance, as it tends to an equipoise or level.



Definition of Libratory

1. Adjective. Balancing; tending towards an equipoise. ¹

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Definition of Libratory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Libratory

library sciences
library services
library surveys
library technical services
libraryless
librarylike
libras
librate
librated
librates
librating
libration
librational
librations
libratious
libratory (current term)
libre
libretti
librettist
librettists
libretto
librettos
libri
libricide
libriform
librigena
librigenae
librigenal
librocubicularist
librul

Literary usage of Libratory

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1. Moses and geology; or, The harmony of the Bible with science by Samuel Kinns (1885)
"In consequence of a libratory motion, we do, however, sometimes see a small portion of the other hemisphere; and this was even discovered by Galileo, ..."

2. Miscellanea Curiosa: Being a Collection of Some of the Principal Phaenomena by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1705)
"... about what Center } if libratory, after what manner} are Secrets as yet utterly unkown to Mankind, ..."

3. Astronomia Accurata: Or The Royal Astronomer and Navigator. Containing New by Robert Heath (1760)
"The EQUANT for the libratory Motion, is a curve-lined Figure, he Areo.1 of which are ... Am Lhe Center of the libratory Motion, that is the Place where it ..."

4. The Journal of Science by Calcutta Asiatic Society (1873)
"Now the cycle of libratory changes for the moon, regarded without reference to her phases, is a long one. It amounts, on the average, to almost exactly six ..."

5. The Journal of Science, and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology by James Samuelson, William Crookes (1873)
"Now the cycle of libratory changes for the moon, regarded without reference to her phases, is a long one. It amounts, on the average, to almost exactly six ..."

6. The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition by Richard Anthony Proctor (1873)
"No point has any libratory motion along the rim of the disc.* Such are the chief features of the lunar libra- * By the principles of rotation, ..."

7. The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition by Richard Anthony Proctor, Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1892)
"Now the cycle of libratory changes for the moon, regarded without reference to her phases, is a long one. It amounts, on the average, to almost exactly six ..."

8. An Account of the Revd. John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer-royal: Compiled by Francis Baily (1835)
"To make the equations bigger in winter than in summer, it will be requisite to make the diameter of this libratory circle bigger in winter than in summer; ..."

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