(ē′kwə tôr′ē əl, ek′wə-)
- of or near the earth's equator
- of any equator
- like or characteristic of conditions near the earth's equator: equatorial heat
- designating or of a telescope mounted in such a way as to have two axes of motion, one (called polar axis) parallel to the earth's axis, the other (called declination axis) perpendicular to it: by rotation about the polar axis it can follow the apparent motion of a celestial body
an equatorial telescope
See equatorial in American Heritage Dictionary 4
a. Of, relating to, or resembling the earth's equator.
b. Relating to conditions that exist at the earth's equator: equatorial heat.
- Having or constituting a support with two perpendicular axes, one of which is parallel to the earth's rotational axis.
An equatorial telescope.
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