Part of speech: noun

The act of declining; descent; slope; deterioration; decay.

Part of speech: noun

Refusal; non - acceptance.

Part of speech: noun

Astron. The angular distance of a heavenly body from the celestial equator.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Sir Richard Francis Burton.