equatorial equatorial  /ˌi kwə ˈtɔ ri əl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth's axis and the other one at right angles to it
  2. (adj) of or relating to or at an equator
  3. (adj) of or relating to conditions at the geographical equator
  4. (adj) of or existing at or near the geographic equator

Usage(s):

  1. Because the sun's rays strike it more directly, the earth's equatorial zone heats up more than either polar region.
  2. It's impossible to say what part of Mars you'll be touching down on, but odds are you'll land somewhere near the broad equatorial belt.
  3. Now, the warm equatorial water is blocking the upwelling of nutrients from the sea bottom.

News

  1. Three African teams investigated over ineligible players

    By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - Ethiopia, Togo and Equatorial Guinea are facing disciplinary proceedings for allegedly fielding ineligible players in the World Cup qualifiers, FIFA said on Sunday. FIFA said in a statement that Ethiopia, who hours earlier on Sunday beat South Africa 2-1 to finish top of Group A, had allegedly fielded an ineligible player in the match away to Botswana on June ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Soccer-Three African teams investigated over ineligible players

    By Brian Homewood BERNE, June 16 (Reuters) - Ethiopia, Togo and Equatorial Guinea are facing disciplinary proceedings for allegedly fielding ineligible players in the World Cup qualifiers, FIFA said on Sunday. FIFA said in a statement that Ethiopia, who hours earlier on Sunday beat South Africa 2-1 to finish top of Group A, had allegedly fielded an ineligible player in the match away to Botswana ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Equatorial Guinea's First Lady Awarded For Her Leadership In Social Development

    NEW YORK, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  In a speech at the Millennium Development Goals 2013 Women's Progress Awards, Constancia Mangue Nsue de Obiang, First Lady of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, received the Millennium Development Goals 2013 Women's Progress award at a gala hosted last night by Voices of African Mothers, Reed for Hope Foundation and Bethesda Counsel held at the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I am innocent of all charges made against me. I have been and am cooperating fully with the authorities in order to resolve the matter," Thatcher said. "I have no involvement in any alleged coup in Equatorial Guinea and I reject all...
    on Aug 25, 2004 By: Mark Thatcher Source: CNN

  2. "We are going about it deliberately and we are going to liase with our friends in Equatorial Guinea...... with our friends in South Africa," Mudenge said.
    on Mar 10, 2004 By: Stan Mudenge Source: Independent Online

  3. "In addition to oil, Equatorial Guinea has other largely unexploited human and natural resources," President Obiang said, "including a tropical climate, fertile soils, rich expanse of water, and deepwater ports."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Teodoro Obiang Nguema Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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