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declination   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˏdєklәˋneʃәn 〕


〔 ˏdekliˊneiʃn 〕

Overview of noun declination

The noun declination has 4 senses

  • decline, declination -- (a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state)

  • descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope -- (a downward slope or bend)

  • declination, celestial latitude, dec -- ((astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere)

  • declination, regrets -- (a polite refusal of an invitation)