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  1. declination

    • IPA[ˌdekləˈnāSHən]

    美式

    • n.
      the angular distance of a point north or south of the celestial equator;the angular deviation of a compass needle from true north (because the magnetic north pole and the geographic north pole do not coincide).
    • noun: declination, plural noun: declinations

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the angular distance of a point north or south of the celestial equator the declination of Arcturus is 19 degrees north
    • the angular deviation of a compass needle from true north (because the magnetic north pole and the geographic north pole do not coincide).
    • 2. US formal refusal in the face of this declination of the proposition