Deferent

Def"er*ent

, n. 1. That which carries or conveys.
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Though air be the most favorable deferent of sounds.
Bacon.
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2. (Ptolemaic Astron.) An imaginary circle surrounding the earth, in whose periphery either the heavenly body or the center of the heavenly body's epicycle was supposed to be carried round.
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