Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun declination

4 senses of declination

Sense 1
decline, declination -- (a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state)
       => condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 2
descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope -- (a downward slope or bend)
       => slope, incline, side -- (an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain")

Sense 3
declination, celestial latitude, dec -- ((astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere)
       => angular distance -- (the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer; "he recorded angular distances between the stars")

Sense 4
declination, regrets -- (a polite refusal of an invitation)
       => refusal -- (a message refusing to accept something that is offered)
       => acknowledgment, acknowledgement -- (a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her")

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