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equinoctial

adjective equi·noc·tial \ ˌē-kwə-ˈnäk-shəl , ˌe- \

Definition of equinoctial

1 : relating to an equinox or to a state or the time of equal day and night
2 : relating to the regions or climate on or near the equator
3 : relating to the time when the sun passes an equinoctial point

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First Known Use of equinoctial

1545


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equinoctial

noun

Definition of equinoctial

1 : equator 1
2 : an equinoctial storm

First Known Use of equinoctial

1521


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