planetary precession


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Related to planetary precession: precession of the equinoxes, process

planetary precession

See precession.
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planetary precession

[′plan·ə‚ter·ē pri′sesh·ən]
(astronomy)
A comparatively small eastward motion of the equinoxes caused by the action of other planets in altering the plane of the earth's orbit.
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