celestial pole
noun Date: 1848 either of the two points on the celestial sphere around which the diurnal rotation of the stars appears to take place

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  • celestial pole — n. either of two points on the celestial sphere where the extensions of the earth s axis would intersect: see DECLINATION …   English World dictionary

  • Celestial pole — The north and south celestial poles and their relation to axis of rotation, plane of orbit and axial tilt …   Wikipedia

  • celestial pole — noun one of two points of intersection of the Earth s axis and the celestial sphere • Syn: ↑pole • Hypernyms: ↑celestial point • Instance Hyponyms: ↑north celestial pole, ↑south celestial pole …   Useful english dictionary

  • celestial pole — dangaus polius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. celestial pole vok. Himmelspol, m rus. небесный полюс, m pranc. pôle céleste, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • celestial pole — Astron. each of the two points in which the extended axis of the earth cuts the celestial sphere and about which the stars seem to revolve. Also called pole. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • celestial pole — celes′tial pole′ n. astron. each of the two points in which the extended axis of the earth cuts the celestial sphere and about which the stars seem to revolve • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • celestial pole — noun An imaginary point situated where a planets axis intersects the celestial sphere …   Wiktionary

  • celestial pole — noun Astronomy the point on the celestial sphere directly above either of the earth s geographic poles, around which the stars appear to rotate …   English new terms dictionary

  • celestial pole — /səˌlɛstiəl ˈpoʊl/ (say suh.lesteeuhl pohl) noun → pole2 (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • north celestial pole — noun the celestial pole above the northern hemisphere; near Polaris • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pole, ↑celestial pole * * * noun : north pole 1 a * * * north celestial pole, the zenith of the northern end of the earth s axis from which every direction …   Useful english dictionary

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