See also: eclíptic

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So named because an eclipse can occur only when the Moon lies on this plane.

Borrowed from Latin ecliptica.

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ecliptic (plural ecliptics)

  1. (astronomy) The great circle on the celestial sphere that is the mean apparent path of the sun as viewed from the earth.
  2. (astronomy) The plane in which this great circle lies.
    Synonyms: ecliptic plane, plane of the ecliptic
  3. (geometry) A great circle drawn on a terrestrial globe, used for illustrating and solving astronomical problems.

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ecliptic (not comparable)

  1. Relating to an eclipse or the ecliptic.

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Borrowed from French écliptique.

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ecliptic m or n (feminine singular ecliptică, masculine plural ecliptici, feminine and neuter plural ecliptice)

  1. ecliptic

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