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Equant vs. Quant

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Equantnoun

The center of a planetary epicycle.

Quantnoun

(finance) A quantitative analyst.

Equantadjective

Having comparable measurements in all directions; equidimensional.

Quantnoun

A punting pole with a broad flange near the end to prevent it from sinking into the mud; a setting pole.

Equantnoun

A circle around whose circumference a planet or the center of ann epicycle was conceived to move uniformly; - called also eccentric equator.

Quantnoun

A vertical shaft used to drive a millstone.

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Equant

Equant (or punctum aequans) is a mathematical concept developed by Claudius Ptolemy in the 2nd century AD to account for the observed motion of the planets. The equant is used to explain the observed speed change in different stages of the planetary orbit.

Quantverb

To propel using a quant.

Quantnoun

A punting pole with a broad flange near the end to prevent it from sinking into the mud; a setting pole.

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