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Definition 1: a polite refusal of an invitation - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for declination in the sense of this definition

(declination is a kind of ...) a statement acknowledging something or someone

"she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment" "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"

(declination is a kind of ...) a message refusing to accept something that is offered

Definition 2: (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for declination in the sense of this definition

(declination is a kind of ...) the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer

"he recorded angular distances between the stars"

(declination belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 3: a downward slope or bend - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for declination in the sense of this definition

(declination is a kind of ...) an elevated geological formation

"he climbed the steep slope" "the house was built on the side of a mountain"

(... is a kind of declination ) the downward slope of a hill

(... is a kind of declination ) a steep place (as on a hill)

Definition 4: a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for declination in the sense of this definition

(declination is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of declination ) the state of something that has been unused and neglected

"the house was in a terrible state of neglect"

(... is a kind of declination ) a condition of decline following successes

"in the twilight of the empire"

(... is a kind of declination ) something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation

"the house was a wreck when they bought it" "thanks to that quack I am a human wreck"

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