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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 elevation of the Sun at noon is affected by the obliquity of the ecliptic.
We need a president who understands the obliquity of the ecliptic, the perturbations of sunspots and the cumulative effect they and atmospheric pollution have on the globe and our economy.
In which L and L' are the mean longitudes of the moon and the sun, [OMEGA] the longitude of the ascending node of the orbit of the moon and [epsilon] the obliquity of the ecliptic with respect to the mean equator of the epoch of date (T = 0 gives the obliquity of both fundamental planes for the standard epoch).
Thus they refined such crucial parameters as the length of the year and settled the millennium-long problem of the varying obliquity of the ecliptic.
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.