nutazione

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin nūtātiōnem, accusative case form of nūtātiō (nodding, swaying).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nu.tatˈt͡sjo.ne/, [n̺ut̪at̪ˈt̪͡s̪joːn̺e]
  • Stress: nutazióne
  • Hyphenation: nu‧ta‧zio‧ne

Noun[edit]

nutazione f (plural nutazioni)

  1. nutation, particularly:
    1. (physics) a bobbing motion that accompanies the precession of a spinning rigid body
    2. (astronomy) any of several irregularities in the precession of the equinoxes caused by varying torque applied to the Earth by the Sun and the Moon
    3. (botany) the circular motion of the tip of a growing shoot

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]