- pertaining to or occurring near the sun, especially applied to such risings and settings of a star as are most nearly coincident with those of the sun while yet visible.
Also he·li·ac [hee-lee-ak] /ˈhi liˌæk/.
Origin of heliacal
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Word Origin and History for heliac
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