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declination
  1. At a given point, the angle between magnetic north and true north.
  2. At a given point, the angle between the line connecting this point with the geographical center of the earth and the equatorial plane.
  3. A refusal.
  4. (grammar) Declension.
  5. (archaic) The act or state of bending downward; inclination.
  6. (archaic) The act or state of falling off or declining from excellence or perfection; deterioration; decay; decline.
  7. (archaic) Deviation.
  8. Synonyms:
  9. Examples:
    1. “While sipping hot tea, I tweak my compass declination and draw bearing lines on our map.”
      “West of the agonic line, the needle points east of true north, and has an easterly or positive declination.”
      “A star on the north side of the equinoctial is in northern declination, and one on the southern side is in southern declination.”
decline
  1. Downward movement, fall.(Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. A sloping downward, e.g. of a hill or road.(Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. A weakening.(Can we add an example for this sense?)
  4. A reduction or diminution of activity.
  5. Synonyms:
  6. Examples:
    1. “The decline in our revenue this month was fully expected and should not be cause for alarm.”
      “The bicyclist slowed down upon encountering an unexpectedly steep decline.”
declinature
  1. The act of declining or refusing.
  2. (law) The legal privilege of a party, in certain circumstances, to decline the jurisdiction of a judge before whom the party's case sits.
  3. (law) Recusal.
  4. Synonyms:
  5. Examples:
    1. “For his declinature was not a rude rejection of an honour deemed essentially false and vain.”
      “Dr. Livingstone very naturally understood this as a declinature of his proposals.”
      “Women whose close friends or family members had breast cancer recurrence despite taking tamoxifen held reservations about the efficacy of tamoxifen in preventing breast cancer, and cited this in their reasons for declinature.”
declension
  1. (grammar) The act of declining a word; the act of listing the inflections of a noun, pronoun or adjective in order.
  2. (grammar) A way of categorizing nouns, pronouns, or adjectives according to the inflections they receive.
  3. Synonyms:
  4. Examples:
    1. “The declension of the adjective interrogative pronoun is like that of the relative one.”
      “The present is thus perceived as that period of declension that is the subject of the jeremiad.”
      “As a sentence, it cannot be made plural by adding the nominative plural suffix for second declension nouns.”
declinator
  1. An instrument for taking the declination or angle which a plane makes with the horizontal plane.
  2. (obsolete) A dissenter.
declivity
  1. (geomorphology) the downward slope of a hill
  2. a downward bend in a path
  3. Synonyms:
  4. Examples:
    1. “The thick impervious jungle, extending its whole length, occupies also the lower half of the steep declivity of both the hills.”
      “Hours later, I found the pass at over 18,000 feet, a sharp declivity between two minor summits.”
      “The lurches grew sharper, and Miss Schuyler gasped now and then as she felt the sleigh swing rocking down a long declivity.”
declinism
  1. A pessimistic belief that things are in decline.
declinometer
  1. An instrument for measuring magnetic declination.
declinist
  1. A subscriber to declinism.
  2. Examples:
    1. “Despite dozens of cycles of declinist foreboding, the country has resolutely refused to decay.”
      “The administration does not need to be declinist to make more modest assessments of power.”
      “The influence of the declinist argument was also apparent in the 1992 election campaign.”
declinability
  1. (grammar) The quality of being declinable.
decliner
  1. One who declines.
declining
declinometers
  1. plural of declinometer
declinations
  1. plural of declination
  2. Synonyms:
  3. Examples:
    1. “Three pillow lava sites yielded data with westerly declinations and moderately inclined positive inclinations.”
      “This table shows the values to be used to set the graduated sliding bars for the different declinations of the sun.”
      “This technique gives indeed the opportunity to present the different campaign declinations in optimal conditions.”
declinatures
declensions
  1. plural of declension
  2. Synonyms:
  3. Examples:
    1. “It was in Latin and not English Language classes that we learnt about the various verb tenses and noun declensions.”
      “As a kind of consolation: Chinese does not have any declensions or tenses, and there are almost no exceptions to the standard plural form.”
      “In Middle Irish the declensions and conjugations are much simplified and the neuter gender is given up in substantives.”
declinators
  1. plural of declinator
declinings
  1. plural of declining
declinists
  1. plural of declinist
declivities
  1. plural of declivity
  2. Synonyms:
  3. Examples:
    1. “The bridges are solid masonry, and on the edge of declivities and dangerous places are solid walls of stone.”
      “All the camps on the declivities about Andersonville were drained into this stream.”
      “It lives in the dense forests which clothe the declivities of the Himalayas.”
decliners
  1. plural of decliner
  2. Examples:
    1. “On the New York Stock Exchange, decliners beat advancers by two to one as 455 million shares traded.”
      “There were no statistically significant differences between the acceptors and the decliners in terms of gender, ethnicity, age or education.”
      “By 1.30 pm only one billion shares had traded in FTSE stocks, with advancers outweighing decliners by three-to-one on the main index.”
declines
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