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equators, plural;
  1. An imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°

  2. A corresponding line on a planet or other body

  1. an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles; "the equator is the boundary between the northern and southern hemispheres"
  2. a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts
  3. (equatorial) of or relating to or at an equator; "equatorial diameter"
  4. (equatorial) a telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth's axis and the other one at right angles to it
  5. An equator is the intersection of a sphere's surface with the plane perpendicular to the sphere's axis of rotation and containing the sphere's center of mass. The capitalized term Equator refers to the Earth's equator.
  6. The celestial equator is a great circle on the imaginary celestial sphere, in the same plane as the Earth's equator. In other words, it is a projection of the terrestrial equator out into space. As a result of the Earth's axial tilt, the celestial equator is inclined by ~23. ...
  7. Equator is a BBC television documentary series in three parts charting presenter Simon Reeve's journey along the Equator through Africa, Asia and South America. ...
  8. The two-masted pygmy trading schooner Equator inspired passengers Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne in 1889 to write The Wrecker. ...
  9. Equator is the title of an album by Randy Stonehill, released in 1983, on Myrrh Records.
  10. Equator was the sixteenth album released by British rock band Uriah Heep.
  11. (Equatorial) A mounting for a telescope that has two, mutually perpendicular axes of rotation, one of which can be pointed to the north celestial pole. This type of mount permits the telescope to follow the movement of a star as it travels across the sky.
  12. (Equatorial) Rain Forest: Where an oasis turns out to be an unending stretch of lush vegetation, thus giving permanent relief from desert life. The roistering spirit must, of course, live on. See Cloister.
  13. (Equatorial) This sundial is constructed of a disc perpendicular to a north star-oriented gnomon. These are very easy to make.
  14. (Equatorial) areas (around the equator) generally experience high rainfall and are often characterized by having tropical rain forests.
  15. (equatorial) the same as equal hours.  Used by Bede.
  16. An equatorial mount can track targets as they appear to move through the sky.
  17. The plane perpendicular to Earth's polar axis, which divides Earth into two hemispheres, north and south. The extension of this plane into space forms the celestial equator.
  18. Zero degrees latitude. The Sun is directly overhead the equator at noon on the two equinoxes (March and Sept. 20 or 21). The equator divides the globe into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. ...
  19. An imaginary line around the center of the world at 0° of latitude.
  20. 8212 Equator Technologies provides the BSP™ family of high-performance, programmable system-on-chip processors for video and image processing applications across a wide range of consumer and enterprise markets.
  21. an imaginary line around a planet, perpendicular to the axis of rotation.
  22. Great circle on a sphere, at the same distance between the two poles.
  23. Imaginary east-west line that circles Earth halfway between geographic poles.
  24. The parallel of reference 0 north or south.
  25. The great circle straddling a planet at a latitude of 0°, perpendicular to its polar axis and midway along it, dividing the northern and southern hemispheres.