equator

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From Late Latin (circulus) aequator (diei et noctis).

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equator (plural equators)

  1. (often “the Equator) An imaginary great circle around the Earth, equidistant from the two poles, and dividing earth's surface into the northern and southern hemisphere.
  2. A similar great circle on any sphere, especially on a celestial body, or on other reasonably symmetrical three-dimensional body.
  3. A short form of the celestial equator.

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