Adjective "equator" definition and examples

(Equator may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɪˈkweɪtə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A line notionally drawn on the earth equidistant from the poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°.
  1. 'As you move away from the equator and toward the poles, the longitude lines get closer together, creating a nonhomogeneous globe.'
  2. 'As of 1791, the meter was defined as one ten-millionth the distance from the North Pole to the equator along the line of longitude that passes through Paris.'
  3. 'The further you go away from temperate latitudes towards the equator, the fewer changes you see in the day to day weather throughout the year.'
  4. 'UV intensity falls as one moves from the equator toward Earth's poles, increasing latitude.'
  5. 'The invisible lines of magnetic force on which our compasses rely are parallel to the surface of the Earth only near the equator, becoming ever more vertical as we approach the magnetic poles.'
  6. 'It is a fact of geography that near the equator, the earth receives more energy from the sun.'
  7. 'The Sun crosses the projection of Earth's equator on the sky and passes into the Southern Hemisphere.'
  8. 'We are halfway between the equator and the south pole.'
  9. 'The latitudinal studies involve seasonality near the equator and in each hemisphere.'
  10. 'Here the zero lines of longitude and latitude - the Greenwich meridian and the equator - bisect.'
  11. 'As they move around as the Sun spins, sunspots near the solar equator return to their starting point in about twenty-five days.'
  12. 'Boscovich was the first to give a procedure to compute a planet's orbit from 3 observations of its position and he also gave a procedure for determining the equator of a planet from 3 observations of a surface feature.'
  13. 'It passed through the equator of the planet, and then down again.'
  14. 'In drifting, they may sweep through locations where other moons disturb them, making their orbits eccentric or inclined relative to the planet's equator.'
  15. 'The Sun spins once on its axis once every 25 days at its equator, carrying sunspots around.'
  16. 'Two NASA rovers were to be launched this month and next, for Mars, and are scheduled to land in January near the planet's equator.'

More definitions

1. the great circle on a sphere or heavenly body whose plane is perpendicular to the axis, equidistant everywhere from the two poles of the sphere or heavenly body.

2. the great circle of the earth that is equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole.

3. a circle separating a surface into two congruent parts.

4. celestial equator.

More examples(as adjective)

"telephones can be equator."

"lies can be equator."

Origin

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin aequator, in the phrase circulus aequator diei et noctis ‘circle equalizing day and night’, from Latin aequare ‘make equal’ (see equate).