# celestial pole

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## celestial pole

*n.*

Either of two diametrically opposite points at which imaginary extensions of the earth's rotational axis intersect the celestial sphere.

## celestial pole

*n*

(Astronomy) either of the two points at which the earth's axis, extended to infinity, would intersect the celestial sphere. Sometimes shortened to:

**pole**## celes′tial pole′

*n.*

each of the two points in which the extended axis of the earth cuts the celestial sphere and about which the stars seem to revolve.

[1900–05]

## celestial pole

Either of the points at which the extensions of the Earth's axis intersect the celestial sphere.

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Noun | 1. | celestial pole - one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial spherecelestial point - a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere) |

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