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What is another word for obliquity?

253 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ əblˈɪkwɪti], [ əblˈɪkwɪti], [ ə_b_l_ˈɪ_k_w_ɪ_t_i]

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How to use "Obliquity" in context?

The obliquity of an orbit is the angular distance the orbiting body spins from the perpendicular to the orbital plane. This article will explore the meaning, definition, and use of the obliquity of an orbit.

The word obliquity comes from the Latin oblique meaning "turned" or " crooked ". In astronomy, the obliquity of an orbit is the angular distance the orbiting body spins from the perpendicular to the orbital plane. This is measured in units of degrees.

The obliquity of an orbit is important for a number of reasons.

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