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COLURE (from Gr. icoXos, shortened, a...

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 748 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COLURE (from Gr. icoXos, shortened, and oupa, tail), in astronomy, either of the two principal meridians of the celestial sphere, one of which passes through the poles and the two solstices, the other through the poles and the two equinoxes; hence designated as solstitial colure and equinoxial colure, respectively.
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