• WordNet 3.6
    • n dec (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere
    • n Dec the last (12th) month of the year
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In literature:

She herself reports this interesting event under date of Dec. 2, 1824.
"Daughters of the Puritans" by Seth Curtis Beach
He died at Prairie du Chien, Dec. 1, 1842, leaving a widow and two children, a son and daughter.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
See Evening Post of Dec. 29, 1808, and March 22 and 28, 1809.
"Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812" by Alfred Thayer Mahan
RECEIPTS OF THE CALIFORNIA CHINESE MISSION William Johnstone, Treas., from Dec. 21, 1897, to Jan'y 27, 1898, $317.75.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 2, June, 1898" by Various
Charles Goodrich, born Feb. 19, 1794; died Dec. 17, 1875.
"Log-book of Timothy Boardman" by Samuel W Boardman
Pritchard, died Oct. 31, 1883, aged 79; also Margaret his wife, died Dec. 3, 1871, 64 years.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
A man of 35, a severe diabetic, entered Dec. 28, 1914.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
Her husband was born July 1, 1776, and died of a nasal hemmorrage Dec. 26, 1826.
"The Stephens Family" by Bascom Asbury Cecil Stephens
Dec. 26, 1607, Nicholas Shaksper of Busall buried.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
Four more baths, the last of which was administered on Dec. 4th, sufficed to complete the cure.
"The Electric Bath" by George M. Schweig
In his journal of Dec. 3, 1861, Capt.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
On Dec. 7th John F. Tarrant got his discharge for disability.
"A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." by George Little
Comes for the first time on Dec. 7th, 1917.
"Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion" by Emile Coué
The total of the income for the orphans, from Dec. 9, 1836, to Dec. 9, 1838, has amounted to L1,341, 4s.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
Pennsylvania Dec. 12, 1787.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
Captain Mundy, R.N., under Lord Palmerston's instructions, hoists British flag in Labuan, 24th Dec., 1846.
"British Borneo" by W. H. Treacher
The Duchy Peerage was created on Dec. 13, 1643.
"Notes and Queries, Number 227, March 4, 1854" by Various
At sea, Dec. 24th, 1919.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
The eleventh convention was held in Richmond, Dec. 1, 1898, and the twelfth in Lexington, Dec. 11, 12, 1899.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"

In news:

GOSHEN — Registration ends Monday, Dec 3 for a program for greenhouse growers that will take place from 9 am to 4 pm Thursday, Dec 6 at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds.
IN EFFECT UNTIL DEC 10, 3:00 a.m. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo leaves the field after the Cowboys defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 20-19 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec 9, 2012, in Cincinnati.
Griffin won the award for games played Dec 3 through Dec 9.
It will be open from 8 am to noon Dec 24, closed Dec 25 and open an extra hour, until 5 pm, Dec 26.
Opening reception Dec 7, 5-8 pm On view through Dec 31.
Visitation is Saturday, Dec 1, from 6-8 pm, and the funeral is Sunday, Dec 2, at 2 pm at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan.
L RCHS Madrigals Dinners, Dec 7 through Dec 9, Rush County Courthouse.
46 posted on: Tue, Dec 04 expires on: Fri, Dec 07.
Dec 6 Dec 13 Dec 20 Dec 28.
On Dec 1, 86.4 degrees at Hollis, on Dec 10, 0.7 degrees at Hooker , Okla. NewsOK Blogging Community.
The contest will run from Dec 17 through Dec 21.
The Geneseo wrestling team will be at home Dec 12 and Dec 13.
The Leafs will host Alleman and Morrison at 5:30 pm Dec 12 and Sterling at 6 pm Dec 13.
The free, public event will take place from 3 pm to 6:30 pm on Dec 6, and 8:30 am to 10 am on Dec 7 at the Dole Institute.

In science:

The size of the horizon at decoupling, 3ctdec , corresponds to θdec ≈ 1.7o .
A simple model of the hierarchical formation of galaxies
The step case is applicable if the second natural is a non-zero value since DEC will otherwise fail.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
INC and DEC are used for speci fic sorts covered by the overloaded types of INC and DEC.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Hoyer, Induced radioactivity in the earth shielding on top of highenergy particle accelerators, Report CERN 68-42 (CERN, Geneva, Dec.
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
Dadhich N and Narlikar J (eds.) 1998 Gravitation and Relativity: At the turn of the Millenium Proceedings of the GR-15 Conference, held at IUCAA, Pune, India, Dec. 1997; published by IUCAA.
Close encounters of black holes
Dehmelt, Experiments with an isolated Subatomic Particle at Rest, Nobel Lecture, Dec. 1989.
Electrodynamics and the Mass-Energy Equivalence Principle
Table 1 summarize the selected GRB X-ray afterglows along with the Galactic hydrogen column density along the line of sight to each GRB, as determined from the coarse, ∼ 3 deg resolution, maps of Dickey & Lockmann (1990), the host galaxy redshifts if known, the R.A. and Dec. coordinates and the optical detection.
Absorption in Gamma Ray Burst afterglows
RA and Dec coordinates, the heliocentric time correction, and the airmass.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
Two of the three new neighbors are found south of DEC = −30, where searches for nearby stars are less complete than in the north.
The Solar Neighborhood X: New Nearby Stars in the Southern Sky and Accurate Photometric Distance Estimates for Red Dwarfs
The third sample includes previously known stars with µ ≥ 1.0′′ /yr south of DEC = −57.5, the region investigated in the first phase of the SCR search.
The Solar Neighborhood X: New Nearby Stars in the Southern Sky and Accurate Photometric Distance Estimates for Red Dwarfs
The matrix (C (n) dec − z)−1 decouples between m − 1 and m.
The Statistical Distribution of the Zeros of Random Paraorthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle
Q(Canon(Ast ,At ) (ST ))) = f ∈T ype(Ast ,At ) (ST ) f ∈T ype(Ast ,At ) (ST ) For completeness, we give a program Decode that, when applied to the encoding Nϕ of a formula ϕ, computes in a relation variable Dec the spatio-temporal relation defined by ϕ.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
The E(B-V) values for the RA and Dec values of the reference systems for the simulated subtractions used in the rates analysis presented in this chapter.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
C.3 The RA and Dec coverage of the NEAT survey (light coloring) with a sample night of search coverage (dark coloring).
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Using the Oschin and MSSS telescopes, the NEAT group takes many images of the night sky over a range of right ascension (RA) and declination (Dec).
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae