Descending node
Descending De*scend"ing, a. Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards. [1913 Webster]

{Descending constellations} or {Descending signs} (Astron.), those through which the planets descent toward the south.

{Descending node} (Astron.), that point in a planet's orbit where it intersects the ecliptic in passing southward.

{Descending series} (Math.), a series in which each term is numerically smaller than the preceding one; also, a series arranged according to descending powers of a quantity. [1913 Webster]


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  • Descending node — Node Node (n[=o]d), n. [L. nodus; perh. akin to E. knot. Cf. {Noose}, {Nowed}.] 1. A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: (a) (Astron.) One of the two points where the orbit of a planet, or comet, intersects… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • descending node — noun the point at which an orbit crosses the ecliptic plane going south • Ant: ↑ascending node • Hypernyms: ↑node * * * noun : the node passed as an astronomical body goes south * * * Astron. the node through which an orbiting body passes as it… …   Useful english dictionary

  • descending node — leidimosi mazgas statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. descending node vok. absteigender Knoten, m rus. нисходящий узел, m pranc. noeud descendant, m …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • descending node — Astron. the node through which an orbiting body passes as it moves to the south (opposed to ascending node). [1690 1700] * * * …   Universalium

  • Descending — De*scend ing, a. Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards. [1913 Webster] {Descending constellations} or {Descending signs} (Astron.), those through which the planets descent toward the south. {Descending node} (Astron.), that point in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Descending constellations — Descending De*scend ing, a. Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards. [1913 Webster] {Descending constellations} or {Descending signs} (Astron.), those through which the planets descent toward the south. {Descending node} (Astron.), that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Descending series — Descending De*scend ing, a. Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards. [1913 Webster] {Descending constellations} or {Descending signs} (Astron.), those through which the planets descent toward the south. {Descending node} (Astron.), that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Descending signs — Descending De*scend ing, a. Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards. [1913 Webster] {Descending constellations} or {Descending signs} (Astron.), those through which the planets descent toward the south. {Descending node} (Astron.), that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Node — (n[=o]d), n. [L. nodus; perh. akin to E. knot. Cf. {Noose}, {Nowed}.] 1. A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: (a) (Astron.) One of the two points where the orbit of a planet, or comet, intersects the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • node — /nohd/, n. 1. a knot, protuberance, or knob. 2. a centering point of component parts. 3. Anat. a knotlike mass of tissue: lymph node. 4. Pathol. circumscribed swelling. 5. Bot. a. a joint in a stem. b. a part of a stem that normally bears a leaf …   Universalium

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