Meaning of ecliptic
Pronunciation: (i-klip'tik), [key]
- the great circle formed by the intersection of the plane of the earth's orbit with the celestial sphere; the apparent annual path of the sun in the heavens.
- an analogous great circle on a terrestrial globe.
- the great circle of the ecliptic, along which are located the 12 houses and signs of the zodiac.
- ecliptic (Thesaurus)