Feb. 13th, 2011

nutation

Feb. 13th, 2011 11:58 pm
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nu·ta·tion 


[noo-tey-shuhn, nyoo-]

–noun
1. an act or instance of nodding one's head, especially involuntarily or spasmodically.
2. Botany: spontaneous movements of plant parts during growth.
3. Astronomy: the periodic oscillation observed in the precession of the earth's axis and the precession of the equinoxes.

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