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## inclination,

in astronomy, the angle of intersection between two planes, one of which is an orbital plane. The inclination of the plane of the moon's orbit is 5°9' with respect to the plane of the ecliptic (the plane of the earth's orbit around the sun). The inclination of the plane of the ecliptic relative to the plane of the earth's equator is 23°27'8.26"; this angle is called the obliquity of the ecliptic.

## inclination

1. Symbol: i . The angle between the orbital plane of a celestial body and a reference plane. For a planet or comet the reference plane is the plane of the ecliptic, for a satellite it is the primary's equatorial plane, and for a double star it is the plane of the sky. Inclination is one of the orbital elements and varies between 0 and 180°, being less than 90° for a body with direct motion.
2. (axial inclination) The angle between the rotational axis of a body and a line perpendicular to its orbital plane. See also Tables 1–3, backmatter.

## Inclination

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

An inclination is the angle at which two planes cross. In astrology, it is used to refer to the movement of a celestial body to a position other than the one occupied at birth.

## inclination

[‚iŋ·klə′nā·shən]
(geology)
The angle at which a geological body or surface deviates from the horizontal or vertical; often used synonymously with dip.
(geophysics)
In magnetic inclination, the dip angle of the earth's magnetic field. Also known as magnetic dip.
(mathematics)
The inclination of a line in a plane is the angle made with the positive x axis.
The inclination of a line in space with respect to a plane is the smaller angle the line makes with its orthogonal projection in the plane.
The inclination of a plane with respect to a given plane is the smaller of the dihedral angles which it makes with the given plane.
(science and technology)
Angular deviation of a direction or surface from the true vertical or horizontal.
The angle which a direction or surface makes with the vertical or horizontal.
A surface which deviates from the vertical or horizontal.

## inclination

The angle which a line or surface makes with the vertical, horizontal, or with another line or surface.

## inclination

As it pertains to meteorology, the angle between an isobar and the wind or airflow at a given point.

## inclination

1. Maths
a. the angle between a line on a graph and the positive limb of the x-axis
b. the smaller dihedral angle between one plane and another
2. Astronomy the angle between the plane of the orbit of a planet or comet and another plane, usually that of the ecliptic
3. Physics another name for dip
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Therefore, the value of features such as inclinatio frontalis, tubera frontalia, and parietalia, processus zygomaticus, height of the os zygomaticum, planum nuchale, upper ridge and shape of the orbitae, and angulus mandibulae for the reliable determination of gender must be critically assessed.
del mismo modo, el amor entre hombre y mujer --en la medida en que tiende a realizarse en actos de union corporea, porque surge de la <<naturalis inclinatio ad coiunctionem maris et feminae>>, de la inclinacion natural-- posee naturalmente una dimension procreativa, ya que es amor entre dos seres espirituales constituidos corporalmente.
El concepto clasico de inclinatio naturalis, y junto con el la idea mas general de naturaleza humana, no indican en primer lugar el resultado inmovil de una abstraccion, sino que expresan precisamente que el hombre recibio una orientacion al comienzo de su existencia y que no puede renunciar o contradecir esa orientacion original sin traicionar su mismo ser (63).
Praeterea quia sapit Christum et sancta continet praecepta, vbicunque sane nomen Christi legitur, vbicunque in voce sonat, inclinatio et veneratio debetur.
A la vez, hay que considerar que en no pocos lugares influidos por la llamada cultura postmoderna, esta intencion puede estar menos arraigada y menos extendida que en epocas anteriores, si bien su fundamento ultimo reside en la propia inclinatio naturalis y una ausencia no puede ser tomada como una presuncion, como recordara el propio Benedicto XVI mas adelante.
Cuius ratio est quia appetitus nihil aliud est quam inclinatio appetentis in aliquid.

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