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Meaning of equatorial

e•qua•to•ri•al

Pronunciation: (ē"kwu-tôr'ē-ul, -tōr'-, ek"wu-), [key]
— 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.
  1. a telescope mounting having two axes of motion, one parallel to the earth's axis and one at right angles to it.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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