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ecliptic

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adjective eclip·tic \i-ˈklip-tik\

Definition of ecliptic

  1. :  of or relating to the ecliptic or an eclipse

Origin and Etymology of ecliptic

Middle English ecliptik, from Late Latin ecliptica linea, literally, line of eclipses


First Known Use: 14th century


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ecliptic

noun eclip·tic

Definition of ecliptic

  1. :  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

15th Century

First Known Use of ecliptic

15th century


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