Equinoctial

Definition of Equinoctial

E`qui`noc´tial
a.1.Pertaining to an equinox, or the equinoxes, or to the time of equal day and night; as, the equinoctial line.
2.Pertaining to the regions or climate of the equinoctial line or equator; in or near that line; as, equinoctial heat; an equinoctial sun.
3.Pertaining to the time when the sun enters the equinoctial points; as, an equinoctial gale or storm, that is, one happening at or near the time of the equinox, in any part of the world.
Equinoctial colure
(Astron.) the meridian passing through the equinoctial points.
Equinoctial line
(Astron.) the celestial equator; - so called because when the sun is on it, the nights and days are of equal length in all parts of the world. See Equator.
n.1.The equinoctial line.

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