adjective eclip·tic \i-ˈklip-tik\

Definition of ECLIPTIC

:  of or relating to the ecliptic or an eclipse

Origin 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

15th century
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