Meaning of PRECESSION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ prē-ˈse-shən ]


Etymology: New Latin praecession-, praecessio, from Medieval Latin, act of preceding, from Latin praecedere to precede

Date: 1879

: a comparatively slow gyration of the rotation axis of a spinning body about another line intersecting it so as to describe a cone

• pre·ces·sion·al -ˈsesh-nəl, -ˈse-shə-n ə l adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.