AskDefine | Define sidereal

Dictionary Definition

sidereal adj
1 of or relating to the stars or constellations; "sidereal bodies"; "the sidereal system"
2 (of divisions of time) determined by daily motion of the stars; "sidereal time" [ant: civil]

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English

Etymology

sidereus, from sidus, sider-, star

Pronunciation

  • (UK): /saɪˈdɪəriəl/, /saI"dI@ri@l/
  • (US): /saɪˈdɪriəl/, /saI"dIri@l/ or /səˈdɪriəl/, /s@"dIri@l/
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Adjective

  1. Of or relating to the stars.
  2. Relating to a measurement of time relative to the position of the stars.

Translations

of or relating to the stars
relating to a measurement of time relative to the position of the stars

Extensive Definition

The adjective sidereal can refer to various things, including:

References

sidereal in Tosk Albanian: Siderisch
sidereal in German: Siderisch
sidereal in Dutch: Omlooptijd
sidereal in Romanian: Sideral (dezambiguizare)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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