Meaning of Nutation

English: Nutation
Bangla: বলন, অক্ষবিচলন
Hindi: शिखावर्तन, विदोलन, पृथ्‍वी की धुरी का दोलन
Type: Unknown / অজানা / अज्ञात

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Definition: 1

an act or instance of nodding one's head, especially involuntarily or spasmodically.

Definition: 2

Botany. spontaneous movements of plant parts during growth.

Definition: 3

Astronomy. the periodic oscillation observed in the precession of the earth's axis and the precession of the equinoxes.

Definition: 4

Mechanics. the variation of the inclination of the axis of a gyroscope to the vertical.

Definition: 5

(astronomy) a periodic variation in the precession of the earth's axis causing the earth's poles to oscillate about their mean position