What does the word declination mean?

Usage examples for declination

  1. Both gave the same co- ordinates in space, in terms of ascension and declination, the way astronomers locate the position of heavenly bodies. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  2. Did it mean that he was desirous of returning to private life, or of withdrawing his declination and entering actively into the fight for the nomination? – A History of the Republican Party by George Washington Platt
  3. Between sunrise and the declination is the Sunnat- time, and therefore the best. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton