curtation definition

  • noun:
    • The period of a planets orbit by which its curtate or shortened distance is lower than the genuine length.
    • The interval where the curtate distance of a planet is under the true distance.
    • In astronomy, the essential difference between a planet's true distance from the sun as well as its curtate length.
    • The interval of a planets orbit by which its curtate or shortened distance is less than the genuine length.
    • The interval by which the curtate length of a planet is under the true distance.
    • In astronomy, the difference between a planet's true distance from the sunlight and its own curtate distance.
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