deferent


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to deferent: epicycle

deferent

(def -ĕ-rĕnt) See Ptolemaic system.

Deferent

 

an auxiliary circle in the Ptolemaic geocentric system of the world, introduced to explain the complex motions of planets. It was assumed that the center of the epicycle—another auxiliary circle—moves around the circumference of the deferent, at whose center lies the earth; the planet itself moves along the circumference of an epicycle.

deferent

[′def·ə·rənt]
(astronomy)
An imaginary circle around the earth, postulated by Ptolemy, in whose circumference a celestial body or its epicycle is supposed to move.
References in periodicals archive ?
If a male was deferent to hegemonically masculine males to the degree females who perform emphasized femininity were, he would be regarded as homosexual, which is taboo in The Group.
La palpation du trajet du cordon spermatique a ete effectuee afin de verifier la presence des canaux deferents et a souleve un doute quant a leur etroitesse ou a leur absence.
Athletics events were held in Punjab Stadium where more than 40 boys and girls took part in deferent events.
Whereas after some hours the STC announced judgment regarding appearance of Musharraf on March 31 for framing charge under Article 6 of the constitution, presenting a deferent picture.
The statement added " 91 suspects and (22) wanted were arrested according on deferent charges, and seized quantities of arms and ammunition, explosive materials, and improvised explosive devices and.
LARKANA -- At least two persons were died including a 12 year old boy in deferent incidents on Saturday.
KABUL (PAN): Eight insurgents were killed during separate operations by Afghan forces over the past 24 hours in deferent parts of the country, the interior ministry said on Monday.
About 26 midwives from deferent district in Amran governorate participated in the training course as it is one of serial trainings that Save the Children supports the emergency program in Amran and Sa'ada provinces.
Any media agency should be independent as well as independently funded, or at least get funding from deferent sources which would make its material controlled by decisions made by its board to provide an independent and professional flow of information to the public.
Metodiev underscored the fact that the Deputy PM position suggested by his party would be deferent from that of Meglena Plugchieva who served as the Deputy PM in charge of coordinating EU funds in the last year of the term of the Stanishev government.
Messe Frankfurt is one of the largest exhibitions in the world and is organized each year to exhibit all kinds of gifts , home decoration , Christmas decorations, handicrafts , incense , other promotion and marketing handicrafts programs and fair trade stands from deferent countries and antiques.
DEO visited deferent schools of the district and checked, there is some class IV was found absent from their duties, he warned that any class IV found absent in the winter vocations further they will be terminated on the time, now the responsibility of security taken to class IV staff.