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 for Inclination of an orbit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inclination \In`cli*na"tion\, n. [L. inclinatio: cf. F.
     inclination.]
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     1. The act of inclining, or state of being inclined; a
        leaning; as, an inclination of the head.
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     2. A direction or tendency from the true vertical or
        horizontal direction; as, the inclination of a column, or
        of a road bed.
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     3. A tendency towards another body or point.
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     4. (Geom.) The angle made by two lines or planes; as, the
        inclination of the plane of the earth's equator to the
        plane of the ecliptic is about 23[deg] 28'; the
        inclination of two rays of light.
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     5. A leaning or tendency of the mind, feelings, preferences,
        or will; propensity; a disposition more favorable to one
        thing than to another; favor; desire; love.
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              A mere inclination to a thing is not properly a
              willing of that thing.                --South.
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              How dost thou find the inclination of the people?
                                                    --Shak.
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     6. A person or thing loved or admired. --Sir W. Temple.
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     7. (Pharm.) Decantation, or tipping for pouring.
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     Inclination compass, an inclinometer.
  
     Inclination of an orbit (Astron.), the angle which the
        orbit makes with the ecliptic.
  
     Inclination of the needle. See Dip of the needle, under
        Dip.
  
     Syn: Bent; tendency; proneness; bias; proclivity; propensity;
          prepossession; predilection; attachment; desire;
          affection; love. See Bent, and cf. Disposition.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  inclination of an orbit
      n 1: (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and
           the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees [syn:
           inclination, inclination of an orbit]

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