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Meaning of EQUATOR

Pronunciation:  i'kweytur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles; "the equator is the boundary between the northern and southern hemispheres"
  2. [n]  a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts

EQUATOR is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: circle, great circle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*qua"tor\, n. [L. aequator one who equalizes: cf. F.
['e]quateur equator. See {Equate}.]
1. (Geog.) The imaginary great circle on the earth's surface,
   everywhere equally distant from the two poles, and
   dividing the earth's surface into two hemispheres.

2. (Astron.) The great circle of the celestial sphere,
   coincident with the plane of the earth's equator; -- so
   called because when the sun is in it, the days and nights
   are of equal length; hence called also the {equinoctial},
   and on maps, globes, etc., the {equinoctial line}.

{Equator} {of the sun or of a planet} (Astron.), the great
   circle whose plane passes through through the center of
   the body, and is perpendicular to its axis of revolution.

{Magnetic equator}. See {Aclinic}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about the equator indicates the search for Self. You are exploring aspect of yourself in order to become more whole.
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