Definition of Prograde

1. Adjective. (astronomy) Describing motion in a forward direction, especially with respect to other bodies in the same system ¹



2. Adjective. (geology) Describing a metamorphic change resulting from a higher pressure or temperature ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prograde

1. pertaining to the orbital motion of a body [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prograde

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Literary usage of Prograde

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1. Abstracts of the Eighth International Conference on Geochronology by Marvin A. Lanphere, G. Brent Dalrymple, Brent D. Turrin (1994)
"... the first associated with prograde M2 metamorphism and the second with high temperature retrograde M2 metamorphism occurring during the ductile ..."

2. Exploring Organic Environments in the Solar System by National Research Council (U.S.) (2007)
"retrograde satellites show more spectral heterogeneity than do the prograde satellites, and have spectra and presumably compositions similar to D-type ..."

3. Shore Processes and Shoreline Development by Douglas Wilson Johnson (1919)
"(c) Central ridges low because of rapid prograding to present zone of wave action, where the tendency to prograde is much less pronounced. ..."

4. Shore Processes and Shoreline Development by Douglas Wilson Johnson (1919)
"... along bayside beaches toward the bay heads, shallows the latter areas and permits the small waves operating there actively to prograde the shoreline. ..."

5. The System of the World by Pierre Simon Laplace (1830)
"... which was the case in the year 1250; but as the apsides continually prograde, the points, at which the equation of time vanishes, continually vary. ..."

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