# equator

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equator

## e·qua·tor

(ĭ-kwā′tər)
n.
1.
a. The imaginary great circle around the earth's surface, equidistant from the poles and perpendicular to the earth's axis of rotation. It divides the earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.
b. A similar great circle drawn on the surface of a celestial body at right angles to the axis of rotation.
2. The celestial equator.
3. A circle that divides a sphere or other surface into congruent parts.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin aequātor (diēī et noctis), equalizer (of day and night), from Latin aequāre, to equalize; see equate.]

## equator

(ɪˈkweɪtə)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the great circle of the earth with a latitude of 0°, lying equidistant from the poles; dividing the N and S hemispheres
2. (Mathematics) a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two equal symmetrical parts
3. (General Physics) See magnetic equator
4. (Astronomy) astronomy See celestial equator
[C14: from Medieval Latin (circulus) aequātor (diei et noctis) (circle) that equalizes (the day and night), from Latin aequāre to make equal]

## e•qua•tor

(ɪˈkweɪ tər)

n.
1. the great circle on a sphere or heavenly body whose plane is perpendicular to the axis and everywhere equidistant from the poles.
2. the great circle of the earth that is equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole.
3. a circle separating a surface into two congruent parts.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin aequātor, Latin: equalizer (of day and night, as when the sun crosses the equator). See equate, -tor]
equator

## e·qua·tor

(ĭ-kwā′tər)
1. The imaginary line forming a great circle around the Earth's surface halfway between the North and South poles. It divides the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.
2. A similar circle on the surface of any celestial body.

## Equator

two points on the surface of the earth diametrically opposite each other. — antipodean, n. , adj.
persons living on opposite sides of the equator but in the same longitude whose shadows at noon fall in opposite directions.

## equator

An imaginary line around the Earth midway between the poles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 equator - an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles; "the equator is the boundary between the northern and southern hemispheres"great circle - a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center 2 equator - a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical partscircle - ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point; "he calculated the circumference of the circle"
Translations
خَط الإسْتِواءخَطُّ الِاسْتِواء
rovník
ækvator
päiväntasaaja
ekvator
egyenlítõ
miîbaugur

적도
ekvatorinisekvatoriuspusiaujaspusiaujo
ekvators
rovník
ekvator
ekvator
เส้นศูนย์สูตร
đường xích đạo

[ɪˈkweɪtəʳ] N

## equator

[ɪˈkweɪtər] n
the equator → l'Équateur m

## equator

nÄquator m; at the equatoram Äquator

## equator

[ɪˈkweɪtəʳ] n the equatorl'equatore m

## equator

(iˈkweitə) noun
(with the) an imaginary line (or one drawn on a map etc) passing round the globe, at an equal distance from the North and South poles. Singapore is almost on the equator.
of or near the equator. an equatorial climate.

## equator

rovník ækvator päiväntasaaja ekvator 赤道 적도 ekvator เส้นศูนย์สูตร đường xích đạo

## e·qua·tor

n. ecuador, línea imaginaria que divide un cuerpo en dos partes iguales.
References in classic literature ?
To THE EDITOR: Only last week, while crossing the Equator (W.
Even in the constitutional realm of Trade Winds, north and south of the equator, ships are overtaken by strange disturbances.
They are situated under the Equator, and between five and six hundred miles westward of the coast of America.
Considering that these islands are placed directly under the equator, the climate is far from being excessively hot; this seems chiefly caused by the singularly low temperature of the surrounding water, brought here by the great southern
The inhabitants are between two and three hundred in number; they are nearly all people of colour, who have been banished for political crimes from the Republic of the Equator, of which Quito is the capital.
When they got near to the Equator they saw some flying-fishes coming towards them.
This island, lying near to the eastern coast of Africa, is in the sixth degree of south latitude, that is to say, four hundred and thirty geographical miles below the equator.
Another phenomenon would now have passed before the observer's eye, and the molecules situated on the plane of the equator, escaping like a stone from a sling of which the cord had suddenly snapped, would have formed around the sun sundry concentric rings resembling that of Saturn.
The change in vegetation below showed me that we were rapidly nearing the equator.
From books and travelers I had learned something of the little-known land of Kaol, which lies along the equator almost halfway round the planet to the east of Helium.
The 20th of July, the tropic of Capricorn was cut by 105d of longitude, and the 27th of the same month we crossed the Equator on the 110th meridian.
What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators, Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?

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