AskDefine | Define detriment

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detriment n : a damage or loss [syn: hurt]

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  • /ˈdɛtɹəmənt/, /"dEtr@m@nt/


From detrimentum.


  1. harm, hurt, damage.


Extensive Definition

In astrology, a celestial body is said to be in detriment when it is posited in the zodiac sign opposite the sign it rules (over which it has domicile). When a celestial body is in detriment it is said to be not comfortable in that sign and to tend to operate with the least strength.
The sign detriments are as follows:

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