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Synonyms for declination

a marked loss of strength or effectiveness

Synonyms for declination

a condition inferior to an earlier condition

(astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator

a polite refusal of an invitation

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Custom meridian limits can be set for different declinations (represented by the hour-glass figure in the graph) to avoid accidental impacts when tracking your target.
Equation 4 can be used as a tool for evaluation of the potential reduction of energy consumption at different declinations of pump proportional pressure control curves.
The problem for British observers is that lying in Sculptor with a declination of -25[degrees] it never rises far above the horizon, although seen from further south it can be a truly spectacular sight.
41 to implement legislative changes reducing the number of declinations from five to three; eliminating the requirement that the admitted market keep written records of the declinations and eliminating the three-year seasoning requirement for new non-admitted carriers.
The algorithm for the time interval between rising and setting of a star and its transit over the observer's meridian for particular declinations is derived from spherical geometry (Kaler appendix 3) and is given by Ridpath (1989: 40).
NASA did provide data on declinations from their Staffing and Recruiting System (StaRS), which is the only readily available NASA-wide source for this type of data.
attorneys declined to prosecute a smaller proportion of those investigated, as declinations of matters concluded decreased from 36 percent during 1994 to 27 percent during 2002.
4) Decreased flexibility in physical structures related to swallowing and overall declinations in muscle physiology may also reduce maximal strength and pressure within the oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal systems.
Mass in forceful movement, movement embodied by mass: Declinations, 2003, makes the strategies clear, all the more so because it seems centripetal and centrifugal at once.
Whereas ships' captains have recorded declinations over the oceans for the past 400 years, the U.
Solar declinations quoted in the diary of Gerrit de Veer indicate that the journal dates are correct within three days and that the Gregorian calendar was used throughout.
He remained at sea for two years, measured magnetic declinations all over the world, and prepared the first map of the world showing the wiggling lines of equal declination.
Two abdal stars have equal altitudes and equal declinations when located symmetrically about the observer's meridian.
Banks also have the option to turn declinations into a source of revenue by referring declined loans to their own preferred partner network that can be selected from the larger lender network.
One of the key incentives built into the pilot program is the possibility of a declination; unlike a non-prosecution agreement, declinations typically do not involve admissions of criminal conduct or a statement of facts.