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[ee-kwuh nt, ee-kwant] /ˈi kwənt, ˈi kwænt/
(of a crystal) having all axes of the same length (opposed to anisometric).
Origin of equant
< Latin aequant-, stem of aequāns, present participle of aequāre; see equate Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Copernicus, by making the sun the centre, had been able to simplify a good deal of this, and to abolish the equant.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • He adopted the excentric and equant of Hipparchus to explain the unequal motions of the sun and moon.

    History of Astronomy George Forbes

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