equator

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /iːˈkweitɔː/
  • (UK) IPA: /ɛˈkweitɔː/
  • Hyphenation: equa‧tor

Noun[change]

Singular
equator

Plural
equators

  1. (countable) The equator is the line that separates the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere equally. A Latin word for "even-maker", since the days and nights are even throughout the year.
    The climate around the equator is very humid.

Usage[change]

  • Almost always as the equator.