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declination

noun

1 declination

A condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state.

synonym: decline.

Roget 279: deviation; swerving etc. v.; obliquation, warp, refraction; flection, flexion; sweep; deflection, deflexure; declination.    ... show more

Roget 610: rejection, repudiation, exclusion; refusal etc. 764; declination

Polish: spadek



2 declination

A downward slope or bend.

synonyms: declension, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall.

Roget 659: deterioration, debasement; wane, ebb; recession etc. 287; retrogradation etc. 283; decrease etc. 36.    ... show more

Roget 306: descent, descension, declension, declination; fall; falling etc. v.; slump; drop, plunge, plummet, cadence; subsidence, ... show more

Dutch: achteruitgang, afdaling, afkomst, afname, daling, helling, terugval, verval

3 declination

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.

synonyms: celestial latitude, dec.

Dutch: declinatie

4 declination

A polite refusal of an invitation.

synonym: regrets.


Moby thesaurus: Cartesian coordinates, aberrancy, aberration, abjuration, abjurement, abnegation, abscissa, altitude, azimuth, bend, bias, branching off, cascade, cataract, chucking, chucking out, chute, circuitousness, collapse, comedown ... show more.

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