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equation of time

noun, Astronomy
apparent time minus mean solar time, ranging from minus 14 minutes in February to over 16 minutes in November.
Origin of equation of time
1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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equation of time

the difference between apparent solar time and mean solar time, being at a maximum in February (over 14 minutes) and November (over 16 minutes)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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