heteroscian definition

  • noun:
    • person who lives both north or south regarding the Tropics, as contrasted with a person who lives on the other side of them.
    • a person who lives both north or south for the tropics, as compared with person who lives on the other hand of these; -- so named because at noon the shadows always fall-in reverse directions (the main one northward, one other southward).
    • an individual residing on one side of the equator, as compared with one living on the reverse side: so-called from the fact that, except when you look at the tropics, their shadows at noon always fall in opposing guidelines, the shadow when you look at the north zones toward the north, which within the south toward the south.
  • others:
    • Of or regarding portions of this planet's surface on opposing sides associated with the equator, by which shadows fall-in other instructions, or to one particular portion as contrasted with another.
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