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celestial

  

      adj  
1    heavenly; divine; spiritual  
celestial peace     
2    of or relating to the sky  
celestial bodies     
     (C14: from Medieval Latin celestialis, from Latin caelestis, from caelum heaven)  
  celestially      adv  


Celestial Empire  
      n      an archaic or literary name for the       Chinese Empire  
celestial equator  
      n   the great circle lying on the celestial sphere the plane of which is perpendicular to the line joining the north and south celestial poles,   (Also called)    equinoctial, equinoctial circle  
celestial globe  
      n   a spherical model of the celestial sphere showing the relative positions of stars, constellations, etc.  
celestial guidance  
      n   the guidance of a spacecraft or missile by reference to the position of one or more celestial bodies  
celestial horizon  
      n      See       horizon       2b  
celestial latitude  
      n   the angular distance of a celestial body north or south from the ecliptic,   (Sometimes shortened to)    latitude  
celestial longitude  
      n   the angular distance measured eastwards from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the ecliptic with the great circle passing through a celestial body and the poles of the ecliptic,   (Sometimes shortened to)    longitude  
celestial mechanics  
      n   the study of the motion of celestial bodies under the influence of gravitational fields  
celestial navigation  
      n   navigation by observation of the positions of the stars,   (Also called)    astronavigation  
celestial pole  
      n   either of the two points at which the earth's axis, extended to infinity, would intersect the celestial sphere,   (Sometimes shortened to)    pole  
celestial sphere  
      n   an imaginary sphere of infinitely large radius enclosing the universe so that all celestial bodies appear to be projected onto its surface  
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