English dictionary

equatorial meaning and definition

EQUATORIAL noun

Definition of equatorial (noun)

  1. a telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth's axis and the other one at right angles to it

EQUATORIAL adjective

Definition of equatorial (adjective)

  1. of or relating to or at an equator
    • "equatorial diameter"
  2. of or relating to conditions at the geographical equator
    • "equatorial heat"
  3. of or existing at or near the geographic equator
    • "equatorial Africa"
    • antonym: polar
Source: Princeton University Wordnet