declination: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dek"lu-nā'shun), [key]
- a bending, sloping, or moving downward.
- deterioration; decline.
- a swerving or deviating, as from a standard.
- a polite refusal.
- the angular distance of a heavenly body from the celestial equator, measured on the great circle passing through the celestial pole and the body.
- variation (def. 8).
- the formal refusal by a nominee of a nomination to public office.
- declination (Thesaurus)