Adjective "equinoctial" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Happening at or near the time of an equinox.
  1. 'You know, it's s good thing you're coming at the beginning of the month - that way you won't feel the force of the equinoctial storms'
  2. 'That's the simple explanation anyway - you can check the exact equinoctial dates and times here, if you're so inclined.'
  3. 'Outside, the equinoctial storms of mid-September are raging.'
  4. 'But Numa may also have had an equinoctial birthday.'
  5. 'One of the effects of equinoctial periods is their temporary disruptive effect on communications satellites.'
  6. 'Lindley has made us acquainted with a species of Salix belonging to Senegal, and therefore to the equinoctial region of Africa.'


  1. 'A star on the north side of the equinoctial is in northern declination, and one on the southern side is in southern declination.'


1. pertaining to an equinox or the equinoxes, or to the equality of day and night.

2. pertaining to the celestial equator.

3. occurring at or about the time of an equinox.

4. Botany. (of a flower) opening regularly at a certain hour. noun

5. celestial equator.

6. equinoctial storm.

More examples(as adjective)

"gales can be equinoctial."

"times can be equinoctial."

"tides can be equinoctial."

"springs can be equinoctial."

"hours can be equinoctial."

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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘relating to equal periods of day and night’): via Old French from Latin aequinoctialis, from aequinoctium (see equinox).