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Meaning of DEC

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (astronomy) the angular distance to a point on a celestial object measured north or south from the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere
  2. [n]  the last (12th) month of the year

DEC is a 3 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: celestial latitude, December, declination
 See Also: angular distance, Christmas, Christmas Day, Christmastide, Christmastime, Dec 25, December 31, Gregorian calendar, Gregorian calendar month, mid-December, New Style, New Year's Eve, Noel, winter, wintertime, Xmas, Yule, Yuletide



Computing Dictionary
  1. digital equipment corporation

  2. /dek/ decrement, decrease by one. Especially used by assembly language programmers, as many assembly languages have a "dec" mnemonic.

    Opposite: inc.

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