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e·qua·to·ri·al

 (ē′kwə-tôr′ē-əl, ĕk′wə-)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, or resembling the earth's equator.
b. Relating to conditions that exist at the earth's equator: equatorial heat.
2. Being or having a mounting with two perpendicular axes, one of which is parallel to the earth's rotational axis, allowing a telescope so mounted to track a celestial object for long periods with adjustments only to that axis.
n.
A telescope having an equatorial mounting.

e′qua·to′ri·al·ly adv.

equatorial

(ˌɛkwəˈtɔːrɪəl)
adj
1. (Physical Geography) of, like, or existing at or near the equator
2. (Astronautics) astronautics (of a telescope) mounted on the perpendicular axes, one of which is parallel to the earth's axis: an equatorial orbit.
3. (Astronomy) astronomy of or referring to the celestial equator: equatorial coordinates.
n
(Physical Geography) an equatorial mounting for a telescope
ˌequaˈtorially adv

e•qua•to•ri•al

(ˌi kwəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌɛk wə-)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or near an equator, esp. the equator of the earth.
2. of, like, or typical of the regions at the earth's equator: equatorial temperatures.
n.
3. a telescope mounting having two axes of motion, one parallel to the earth's axis and one at right angles to it.
[1655–65]
e`qua•to′ri•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equatorial - a telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth's axis and the other one at right angles to it
telescope, scope - a magnifier of images of distant objects
Adj.1.equatorial - of or relating to or at an equator; "equatorial diameter"
2.equatorial - of or relating to conditions at the geographical equator; "equatorial heat"
3.equatorial - of or existing at or near the geographic equator; "equatorial Africa"
polar - of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles; "polar regions"

equatorial

adjective tropical, hot, oppressive, humid, torrid, sultry, sweltering the dense forests of the equatorial regions
Translations
إسْتِوائي
rovníkový
egyenlítõi
miîbaugs-
rovníkový
ekvatora ait

equatorial

[ˌekwəˈtɔːrɪəl]
A. ADJecuatorial
B. CPD Equatorial Guinea NGuinea f Ecuatorial

equatorial

[ˌɛkwəˈtɔːriəl] adjéquatorial(e)

equatorial

adjäquatorial, Äquatorial-

equatorial

[ˌɛkwəˈtɔːrɪəl] adjequatoriale

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.
equatorial (ekwəˈtoːriəl) adjective
of or near the equator. an equatorial climate.
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No possible endeavor then could enable her commander to make the great passage southwards, double Cape Horn, and then running down sixty degrees of latitude arrive in the equatorial Pacific in time to cruise there.
You meet them on the Line in time for the full flower of the Equatorial feeding season, having just returned, perhaps, from spending the summer in the Northern seas, and so cheating summer of all unpleasant weariness and warmth.
I am giving all these details of a perfectly natural invention, producing, with a few painted branches, the supernatural illusion of an equatorial forest blazing under the tropical sun, so that no one may doubt the present balance of my brain or feel entitled to say that I am mad or lying or that I take him for a fool.
The village was sunk in the quiet of the great equatorial sun-heat.
Its physical condition is still largely a mystery, but we know now that even in its equatorial region the midday temperature barely approaches that of our coldest winter.
All the weather of the world is based upon the contest of the Polar and Equatorial strains of that tyrannous race.
Equatorial work at low levels is trying enough in all conscience without the added terrors of scientific hooliganism in the Doldrums.
The rest took place with the trite rapidity of the equatorial latitudes.
Their caravans traverse these equatorial regions on all sides; and they even make their way to the coast in search of those articles of luxury and enjoyment which the wealthy merchants covet; while the latter, surrounded by their wives and their attendants, lead in this charming country the least disturbed and most horizontal of lives--always stretched at full length, laughing, smoking, or sleeping.
In the sum total of their points, however, the anthropoid had a shade the better of the battle, and had there been no other personal attribute to influence the final outcome, Tarzan of the Apes, the young Lord Greystoke, would have died as he had lived--an unknown savage beast in equatorial Africa.
Only two blazing points of yellow-green flame shone occasionally with the reflected light of the equatorial moon that now and again pierced the softly sighing roof rustling in the night wind.
The equatorial moon shone full upon him--there could be no mistake.