Equator - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈkweɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word equator
Brit.  |ɪˈkweɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word equator

noun

- 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

Examples

the equator is the boundary between the northern and southern hemispheres

The equator divides the Earth into two hemispheres.

What is the circumference of the Earth at the equator?

The globe of Mars bulges, like our Earth, at the equator.

Longitude is ever measured from the intersection of the equator and ecliptic.

even near the equator vegetation at 5000 ft is subtropical rather than tropical

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