Deferent

Definition of Deferent

Def´er`ent
a.1.Serving to carry; bearing.
n.1.That which carries or conveys.
Though air be the most favorable deferent of sounds.
- Bacon.
2.(Ptolemaic Astron.) An imaginary circle surrounding the earth, in whose periphery either the heavenly body or the center of the heavenly body's epicycle was supposed to be carried round.

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deferential, regardful, respectful
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