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Definition of the adjective Prograde

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  1. [astronomy] Describing motion in a forward direction, especially with respect to other bodies in the same system
  2. [geology] Describing a metamorphic change resulting from a higher pressure or temperature

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Google previewInnovations in Satellite Communication and Satellite Technology (2015)

by Daniel Minoli

3A GSO is a circular prograde orbit (prograde is an orbital motion in the same direction as the primary rotation) in the equatorial plane, with an orbital period equal to that of the earth. 4Services, service options, and service providers change ...

Google previewMercury and Pluto (2003)

by Ron Miller

motion is called prograde.But as the astronomers plotted the position of a planet, such as Mars, from night to night, they noticed that it would gradually slow down and reverse its direction for several days before resuming its normal eastward ...

Google previewFirefly Astronomy Dictionary (2003)

by John Woodruff

direct motion ( prograde motion) (1) Orbital or rotational motion in the same direction as the Earth's motion: counterclockwise as seen from above the Sun's north pole. The orbital ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

prograde (pro'grad') Having a rotational or orbital movement that is the same as most bodies within a celestial system. In our solar system, prograde movement for both rotating and orbiting bodies is in a ...

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

prograde orbit An ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of SDI (1988)

by Harry Waldman

An orbit whose inclination is less than 90 degrees and traveling eastward is called prograde, one greater than 90 degrees is called retrograde, and at 90 degrees it is referred to as polar. North Pole equatorial orbit polar orbits inclined orbits ...

Google previewAcademic Dictionary of Film, Television and Theatre

Prograde : being or relating to orbital or rotational motion of a body that is in the same direction as it another celestial body Principal photography : The filming of major or significant components of a movie which involve lead actors.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013)

by Scott Elias, Cary Mock

remains,paraglacial debris cones are reduced toeroded bluffs, paraglacial fansandvalley fills have been entrenched, erosion of talus has commenced, andonly the delta has anetpositive sediment budge and continues to prograde.

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

tundra,valley 07aggrade,caldera, equator,glacial, hachure, isthmus, tropics, volcano 08alluvium,altitude, landmass,landslip, latitude, meridian,prograde 09accretion,antipodes, base level,billabong,deviation, ethnology, landslide, longitude, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs (2010)

Structure, Form and Process by David Hopley

Progradation out from shore over rocky substrate Fringing reefs complying with this growth model initiate at the shoreline where they grow up to sea level and then prograde seaward (Figure 5b). This model of fringing reef development is most ...

Google previewThe Illustrated National Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language, on the Basis of Webster, Worcester, Walker, Johnson, Etc (1869)

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The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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