## DECLINATION

### Declination

In astronomy,**declination**is one of the two angles that locate a point on the celestial sphere in the equatorial coordinate system, the other being hour angle. Declination's angle is measured north or south of the celestial equator, along the hour circle passing through the point in question.

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### declination

#### Noun

- At a given point, the angle between magnetic north and true north.
- At a given point, the angle between the line connecting this point with the geographical center of the earth and the equatorial plane.
- A refusal.
- Declension.
- Deviation.

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