1 : angular distance north or south from the celestial equator measured along a great circle passing through the celestial poles. 2 : a turning aside or swerving.
A falling off, especially from prosperity or vigor; a decline. 3. A deviation, as from a specific direction or standard. 4. A refusal to accept. 5. See magnetic ...
1 Astronomy The angular distance of a point north or south of the celestial
a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state.
a bending or sloping downward; deviation from the horizontal or vertical; an oblique variation from some definite direction; the angle formed by a magnetic ...
Etymology. From Middle English declinacioun, from Middle French