Definition of precession
: a comparatively slow gyration of the rotation axis of a spinning body about another line intersecting it so as to describe a cone
precessionalplay \-ˈsesh-nəl, -ˈse-shə-nəl\ adjective
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NOLA 4X4 club, a local Jeep community Charles Kelley belonged to, is planning a precession in their Jeeps to her brother's memorial service, planned for later this month, Gelardo said.
The number of Mississippians who report being employed could top the precession high when April data is released Friday.
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Origin and Etymology of precession
New Latin praecession-, praecessio, from Medieval Latin, act of preceding, from Latin praecedere to precede
First Known Use: 1879See Words from the same year
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