Zodiacal


Zodiacal
Zodiacal o*di"a*cal, a. [Cf. F. zodiacal.] (Astron.) Of or pertaining to the zodiac; situated within the zodiac; as, the zodiacal planets. [1913 Webster]

{Zodiacal light}, a luminous tract of the sky, of an elongated, triangular figure, lying near the ecliptic, its base being on the horizon, and its apex at varying altitudes. It is to be seen only in the evening, after twilight, and in the morning before dawn. It is supposed to be due to sunlight reflected from multitudes of meteoroids revolving about the sun nearly in the plane of the ecliptic. [1913 Webster]


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  • zodiacal — zodiacal, ale, aux [ zɔdjakal, o ] adj. • déb. XVIe; de zodiaque 1 ♦ Du zodiaque. Signes zodiacaux, constellations zodiacales. 2 ♦ (1710) Astron. Lumière zodiacale : lueur qu on aperçoit dans le plan de l écliptique, avant le lever ou après le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • zodiacal — ZODIACÁL, Ă, zodiacali, e, adj. 1. Care ţine de zodiac (1), privitor la zodiac. 2. (În sintagma) Lumină zodiacală = fâşie de lumină difuză, slabă, orientată după direcţia zodiacului, de forma unui triunghi cu baza la orizont, vizibilă înaintea… …   Dicționar Român

  • zodiacal — adj. Perteneciente o relativo al Zodiaco. Estrellas zodiacales. ☛ V. luz zodiacal …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • zodiacal — zodiacal, ale (zo di a kal, ka l ) adj. Qui appartient au zodiaque. Les signes zodiacaux.    Lumière zodiacale, lumière de forme lenticulaire qui s appuie sur l horizon, et qui apparaît après le coucher du soleil à l époque de l équinoxe du… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • zodiacal — adj. 2 g. Relativo ao zodíaco …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • zodiacal — ► adjetivo Del zodiaco. * * * zodiacal adj. Del Zodiaco. * * * zodiacal. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al Zodiaco. Estrellas zodiacales. □ V. luz zodiacal. * * * ► adjetivo Relativo al Zodíaco …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • zodiacal — {{#}}{{LM Z40583}}{{〓}} {{[}}zodiacal{{]}} ‹zo·dia·cal› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} Del Zodíaco (zona celeste que comprende las doce constelaciones que aparentemente recorre el Sol en un año), o relacionado con él: • signo zodiacal.{{○}} …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • zodiacal — zodiac ► NOUN ▪ a belt of the heavens within about 8° of the ecliptic, including all apparent positions of the sun, moon, and planets and divided by astrologers into twelve equal divisions or signs. DERIVATIVES zodiacal adjective. ORIGIN Greek z… …   English terms dictionary

  • zodiacal — adj. of or in the zodiac. Phrases and idioms: zodiacal light a luminous area of sky shaped like a tall triangle occasionally seen in the east before sunrise or in the west after sunset, esp. in the Tropics. Etymology: F (as ZODIAC) …   Useful english dictionary

  • zodiacal — adjective see zodiac …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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