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Equinox

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Noun

1. equinox

either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator and day and night are of equal length

2. equinoctial point, equinox

(astronomy) either of the two celestial points at which the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic

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Equinox

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noun
1. 
either of the two occasions, six months apart, when day and night are of equal length
vernal equinox, autumnal equinox
2.  another name for equinoctial point

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Equinox

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noun
1. 
the time when the sun in its apparent annual movement along the ecliptic crosses the celestial equator, making night and day of equal length in all parts of the earth: in the Northern Hemisphere the vernal equinox occurs about March 21 and marks the beginning of spring, and the autumnal equinox occurs about September 22 and marks the beginning of autumn
2. 
either of the two points on the celestial sphere where the sun's path crosses the celestial equator
: also called equinoctial point

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Equinox

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n.
1. Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.
2. Either of the two times during a year when the sun crosses the celestial equator and when the length of day and night are approximately equal; the vernal equinox or the autumnal equinox.

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