inclination

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inclination

noun affinity, aptitude, aptness, bent, bias, cast, direction, fondness, inclinatio, leaning, liking, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, prejudice, proclivity, proneness, propensity, slant, studium, tendency, voluntas
Foreign phrases: Judicium redditur in invitum, in praeeumptione legis.In presumption of law, a judgment is given against one's inclination. Favores ampliandi sunt; odia restringenda. Favorable inclinations should be ennouraged, animosities should be restrained.
See also: affection, affinity, amenability, animus, aptitude, bias, character, characteristic, choice, color, complexion, conatus, conviction, course, design, desire, direction, disposition, favor, habit, instinct, intent, notion, partiality, penchant, perspective, persuasion, point of view, position, posture, preconception, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, proclivity, propensity, regard, stand, standpoint, tendency, will
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Spectrum of 100-kyr glacial cycle: orbital inclination not eccentricity.
This implies that the planets formed together inside a disk and did not suffer major gravitational perturbations that would have increased their orbital inclinations.
In "Observing Geosynchronous Satellites" (October issue, page 66), Randy Rhea states, "A satellite's north-south excursion from a fixed point on the sky is caused by orbital inclination, whereas an east-west excursion is caused by eccentricity.
A satellite's north-south excursion from a fixed point of the sky is caused by orbital inclination, whereas an east-west excursion is caused by eccentricity.
Our new value for the orbital inclination, 52[degrees] [+ or -] 8[degrees], gives the following values for the two stars' masses: 16 [+ or -] 3 solar masses for the WR star, and 41 [+ or -] 6 for the 0 star.
By timing the exact delay as it changes with orbital phase, we can measure the mass of the neutron star that causes the curvature in spacetime and the orbital inclination, that is, how close the signal passes the companion's surface.
It may not look like much--but it constrains the diameter and mass of the eclipsed star, refines the orbital inclination, and can help nail down other aspects of the system, including how the mass distribution in the two stars is affected by their tidal interactions.
If an exoplanet has just the right orbital inclination, it crosses the face of its parent star once every orbit.