Nutation

Definition of Nutation

Nu`ta´tion
n.1.The act of nodding.
So from the midmost the nutation spreads,
Round and more round, o'er all the sea of heads.
- Pope.
2.(Astron.) A very small libratory motion of the earth's axis, by which its inclination to the plane of the ecliptic is constantly varying by a small amount.
3.(Bot.) The motion of a flower in following the apparent movement of the sun, from the east in the morning to the west in the evening.

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