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Synonyms for inclination

Synonyms for inclination

deviation from a particular direction

Synonyms for inclination

(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees

(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)

(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking

the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

the act of inclining

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The applications of this instrument are altitude and zenith distance of a [culminating] star, determination of the obliquity of the ecliptic, and finding local latitude.
In addition to the number of days in a year, the sine wave pattern of the ancient stromatolites contains information about another important astronomical parameter called the obliquity of the ecliptic, or the angle between the planes of the earth's equator and the planet's orbit around the sun.