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equatorward

[ih-kwey-ter-werd] /ɪˈkweɪ tər wərd/
adverb
1.
toward the equator:
a ship sailing equatorward.
adjective
2.
facing or tending toward the equator.
Also, equatorwards.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; equator + -ward
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Examples for equatorward
  • Positive values are, in general, the result of equatorward wind stress.
  • equatorward winds produce coastal upwelling, which increases salinity.
  • The ozone maximum region equatorward of the ozone depletion area is also uniformly distributed around all longitudes.

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