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Equator Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles; "the equator is the boundary between the northern and southern hemispheres"
  • a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts

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  • an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles; "the equator is the boundary between the northern and southern hemispheres" ,
  • a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts

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Equator Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The equator is a line which is not real drawn around a sphere or planet, such as the Earth. It is one of the lines known as a line of latitude, or circle of latitude. The name "equator" is Latin language for "even-maker"; at equator the day and night are exactly the same length around the year.

The equator is halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole. There, the surface of the planet is parallel to the axis of rotation. The equator divides the surface into the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere.

Unlike the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere, countries around the equator do not experience the four seasons, and the climate is usually very humid.



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* One day one of my little nephews came up to me and asked me if the equator was a real line that went around the Earth, or just an imaginary one. I had to laugh. Laugh and laugh. Because I didn't know, and I thought that maybe by laughing he would forget what he asked me. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts


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  • Abu Dhabi crew push on towards the Equator
    Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing looked set to win the race to the Equator on the opening leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday after escaping the dreaded Doldrums. The seven-strong fleet were trapped in the windless zone of the Doldrums in mid-Atlantic before British skipper Ian Walker and his team found a rare area of breeze and edged clear of their rivals on the 4,847- Read more on this news related to 'Equator'
  • Yachting - Abu Dhabi crew push on towards the Equator
    - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing looked set to win the race to the Equator on the opening leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday after escaping the dreaded Doldrums. Read more on this news related to 'Equator'
  • Grooves Around Vesta's Equator Likely Caused By Impact At Asteroid's South Pole
    Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The deep belt-like grooves that encircle Vesta ’s equator were likely caused by a massive impact on the south pole of the asteroid , according to research currently available online and scheduled for publication in the February 2015 edition of the journal Icarus . As part of the study, senior author Peter Schu Read more on this news related to 'Equator'

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