precession definition

  • noun:
    • The work or state of preceding; precedence.
    • Physics The movement associated with axis of a spinning human anatomy, like the wobble of a spinning top, when there is an external power acting on the axis.
    • Astronomy Precession regarding the equinoxes.
    • Astronomy A slow gyration associated with earth's axis around the pole for the ecliptic, caused primarily because of the gravitational pull of sunshine, moon, also planets from the planet's equatorial bulge.
    • precedence
    • The wobbling motion of the axis of a spinning body when there is an external force acting on the axis.
    • The slow gyration associated with the earth’s axis around the pole of this ecliptic, caused primarily by the gravitational torque of this sunshine and moon.
    • any one of a few slow changes in an astronomical human body's rotational or orbital parameters.
    • The work of going prior to, or ahead.
    • The act of going before or of moving forward; advance.
    • Precedence.
    • In philology, a weakening of a vowel due to a big change of accent; a change from a full powerful vowel to a thinner one: opposed to development.
    • In mech., the cyclic movement for the axis of rotation of a body which revolves about a free of charge axis in a field of power. To ensure that precession shall take place the body should not be a homogeneous world and the axis of rotation must be inclined towards the outlines of force regarding the field.
    • the movement of a spinning body (as a high) where it wobbles so that the axis of rotation sweeps out a cone
    • the act of preceding over time or purchase or ranking (such as a ceremony)

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