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Meaning of ecliptic

e•clip•tic

Pronunciation: (i-klip'tik), [key]
— n.
    1. the great circle formed by the intersection of the plane of the earth's orbit with the celestial sphere; the apparent annual path of the sun in the heavens.
    2. an analogous great circle on a terrestrial globe.
  1. the great circle of the ecliptic, along which are located the 12 houses and signs of the zodiac.
—adj.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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