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English noun: declination

1. declination (state) a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state


Broader (hypernym)condition, status

Narrower (hyponym)disuse, neglect, twilight, wreck

Antonymsmelioration, improvement

2. declination (object) a downward slope or bend

Synonymsdeclension, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall

Broader (hypernym)incline, side, slope

Narrower (hyponym)downhill, steep

Antonymsacclivity, ascent, climb, upgrade, raise, rise

3. declination (location) (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere

Synonymscelestial latitude, dec

Broader (hypernym)angular distance

Domain categoryastronomy, uranology

4. declination (communication) a polite refusal of an invitation


Broader (hypernym)acknowledgement, acknowledgment, refusal

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