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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


Synonymsdecline


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


Synonymsregrets


Broader (hypernym)acknowledgement, acknowledgment, refusal









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