Translation of equator in Spanish:

equator

Pronunciation: /ɪˈkweɪtər; ɪˈkweɪtə(r)/

n

  • the equator o Equator el ecuador to cross the equator o Equator cruzar* el ecuador or la línea del ecuador
    More example sentences
    • UV intensity falls as one moves from the equator toward Earth's poles, increasing latitude.
    • As of 1791, the meter was defined as one ten-millionth the distance from the North Pole to the equator along the line of longitude that passes through Paris.
    • This influx of fresh water causes the Gulf Stream, the ocean current that carries warm water from the equator into the northern hemisphere, to stop.

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