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See also: Equator
- (Received Pronunciation)1 IPA(key): /iːˈkweitɔː/
- (Received Pronunciation)2 IPA(key): /ɛˈkweitɔː/
- Rhymes: -eɪtə(r)
equator (plural equators)
- (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.
- A similar great circle on any sphere, especially on a celestial body, or on other reasonably symmetrical three-dimensional body.
- A short form of the celestial equator.
circle around the earth
celestial equator — see celestial equator