curtate

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Etymology[edit]

Latin curtatus, past participle of curtare (to shorten).

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curtate (comparative more curtate, superlative most curtate)

  1. shortened, having been shortened
  2. (astronomy) said of the distance of a planet from the sun or earth, as measured in the plane of the ecliptic, or the distance from the sun or earth to that point where a perpendicular, let fall from the planet upon the plane of the ecliptic, meets the ecliptic

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Verb[edit]

curtāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of curtō