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NOUN (1)

1. an annual publication containing astronomical tables that give the positions of the celestial bodies throughout the year;
- Example: "today computers calculate the ephemerides"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ephemeris \E*phem"e*ris\, n.; pl. Ephemerides. [L., a diary, Gr. ?, also, a calendar, fr. ?. See Ephemera.] 1. A diary; a journal. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) A publication giving the computed places of the heavenly bodies for each day of the year, with other numerical data, for the use of the astronomer and navigator; an astronomical almanac; as, the "American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac." (b) Any tabular statement of the assigned places of a heavenly body, as a planet or comet, on several successive days. [1913 Webster] 3. (Literature) A collective name for reviews, magazines, and all kinds of periodical literature. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]