Having a brief, regularly occurring, apparently backward movement in the sky as viewed from Earth against the background of fixed stars. Retrograde movement of the planets is caused by the differing orbital velocities of Earth and the body observed. For example, the outer planets normally appear to drift gradually eastward in the sky in relation to the fixed stars; that is, they appear night after night to fall a little farther behind the neighboring stars in their westward passage across the sky. However, at certain times a particular planet appears briefly to speed up and move westward a bit more quickly than the neighboring stars. This happens as Earth, in its faster inner orbit, overtakes and passes the planet in its slower outer orbit; the appearance of moving counter to its usual eastward drift is thus simply the result of perspective as seen from Earth.
is used specifically of words that are so opposed in meaning that each contradicts, reverses, or negates the other good and bad are antonymous terms
applies to that which moves or faces in the opposite direction the reverse side of a fabric
implies diametrical opposition so that the contrasted things are as far apart or as different as is possible our interests are completely antithetical
adds to this connotations of conflict or antagonism they hold contrary views
the opposite sex
is applied to things that are symmetrically opposed in position, direction, character, etc. they sat at opposite ends of the table
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