Origin and Etymology of ecliptic
Middle English ecliptik, from Late Latin ecliptica linea, literally, line of eclipses
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of ecliptic
: the great circle of the celestial sphere that is the apparent path of the sun among the stars or of the earth as seen from the sun : the plane of the earth's orbit extended to meet the celestial sphere
First Known Use of ecliptic
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