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 for Depression of the pole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Depression \De*pres"sion\, n. [L. depressio: cf. F.
     d['e]pression.]
     1. The act of depressing.
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     2. The state of being depressed; a sinking.
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     3. A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true
        place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in
        little protuberances and depressions.
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     4. Humiliation; abasement, as of pride.
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     5. Dejection; despondency; lowness.
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              In a great depression of spirit.      --Baker.
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     6. Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness.
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     7. (Astron.) The angular distance of a celestial object below
        the horizon.
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     8. (Math.) The operation of reducing to a lower degree; --
        said of equations.
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     9. (Surg.) A method of operating for cataract; couching. See
        Couch, v. t., 8.
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     Angle of depression (Geod.), one which a descending line
        makes with a horizontal plane.
  
     Depression of the dewpoint (Meteor.), the number of degrees
        that the dew-point is lower than the actual temperature of
        the atmosphere.
  
     Depression of the pole, its apparent sinking, as the
        spectator goes toward the equator.
  
     Depression of the visible horizon. (Astron.) Same as Dip
        of the horizon, under Dip.
  
     Syn: Abasement; reduction; sinking; fall; humiliation;
          dejection; melancholy.
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