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circumlunar

[sur-kuh m-loo-ner] /ˌsɜr kəmˈlu nər/
adjective
1.
rotating about or surrounding the moon.
Origin of circumlunar
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; circum- + lunar
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  • Soon, the thrust would be needed in reverse, for braking action, near the end of the sixty hour journey into a circumlunar orbit.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • The relatively low velocity needed to maintain vehicles in circumlunar orbits, made its danger to such vehicles small.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for circumlunar

circumlunar

/ˌsɜːkəmˈluːnə/
adjective
1.
around or revolving around the moon: a circumlunar orbit
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