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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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  • Bacterial infections differ based on geography, healthcare spending
    Bacterial infections differ based on distance from the equator and spending on health care, researchers have discovered. In their study, 23 health centers on six continents participated in study of bloodstream infections. Read more on this news related to 'Equator'
  • Bloodstream infections differ based on distance from the equator, health care spending
    Where you live affects the type of bacteria that cause bloodstream infections, according to researchers at Rhode Island Hospital and an international team of investigators. The closer you live to the equator, the greater the likelihood of a bloodstream infection caused by a group of bacteria called Gram-negative bacteria, which thrive in warm and moist environment Read more on this news related to 'Equator'
  • Industrial Gauge is cell-ready with software and process monitor.
    Equator™ Flexible Gauge works with EZ-IO software, which facilitates cell controller communications configuration and allows intelligent functions, such as automatic re-mastering, upon detection of change in shop floor temperature and then directs robot/shuttle system to load master part into gauge. Process Monitor display provides graphical chart of histo Read more on this news related to 'Equator'

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