Definition of Deferents
1. deferent [n] - See also: deferent
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deferents
Literary usage of Deferents
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Introduction to Astronomy: Designed as a Textbook for the Use of Students by Denison Olmsted (1839)
"In order to explain the planetary motions, Ptolemy had recourse to deferents and epicycles,—an explanation devised by Apollonius one of the greatest ..."
2. The Evidences of the Genuineness of the Gospels by Andrews Norton (1848)
"The three circles supposed to move with the same velocity are those which are the deferents of the Sun, Mercury, and Venus ; Mercury and Venus each ..."
3. General Astronomy by Harold Spencer Jones (1922)
"In the case of the Sun and the Moon, there was no epicycle, these two bodies moving around their deferents. The deferents of Mercury and Venus were inside ..."
4. The Wittich Connection: Conflict and Priority in Late Sixteenth-century by Owen Gingerich, Robert S. Westman (1988)
"Instead, Wittich has carefully drawn the increments in the radii of the planetary deferents to match the size of the solar deferent; a small mark on the ..."
5. History of Modern Philosophy by Kuno Fischer (1887)
"The Ptolemaic system calculated the relation of the radii of the epicycles to the radii of their deferents. Tycho calculates the relation of the first to ..."
6. Christian Faith in an Age of Science by William North Rice (1903)
"It was necessary to make Mercury and Venus revolve in their respective deferents, and to make Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn revolve in their respective ..."