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Nutation (n.)

The act of nodding.

Nutation (n.)

A very small libratory motion of the earth's axis, by which its inclination to the plane of the ecliptic is constantly varying by a small amount.

Nutation (n.)

The motion of a flower in following the apparent movement of the sun, from the east in the morning to the west in the evening.

Nutation (n.)

Circumnutation.

Nutation

Type of motion in astronomy. A component of the rotating motion of a planet under the influence of gravitational pull by moons, other planets or the central star. To be distinguished from Q20180599 Nutation.

Nutation

Type of motion in engineering

Nutation

A component of the motion of a freely rotating rigid object. To be distinguished from Q190009 Nutation (astronomy).

Spanish Translation

Nutation in Spanish is InclinaciĆ³n


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