ecliptic
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ɪˈklɪp.tɪk/
Noun

ecliptic (plural ecliptics)

  1. (astronomy) The apparent annual path of the Sun in the sky. More accurately, it is the intersection of the celestial sphere with the plane of the ecliptic, which is the geometric plane containing the mean orbit of the Earth around the Sun.
  2. (geometry) A great circle drawn on a terrestrial globe, used for illustrating and solving astronomical problems.
Translations Adjective

ecliptic (not comparable)

  1. Relating to an eclipse or the ecliptic.



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