[sol-stish-uh l, sohl-]
- of or relating to a solstice or the solstices: a solstitial point.
- occurring at or about the time of a solstice.
- characteristic of the summer solstice.
Origin of solstitial
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Examples from the Web for solstitial
The epochs when the sun passes through the solstitial points.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Now the townsmen are all out of doors on account of the solstitial holiday.The Complete Opera Book
The first was an equinoctial, the second a solstitial armilla.
On the surface of the sphere the equator, the ecliptic, the equinoctial, and the solstitial colures are represented.Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I
Edward Luther Stevenson
Note the star μ, which serves to point out the Winter Solstice, where the solstitial colure intersects the ecliptic.A Field Book of the Stars
William Tyler Olcott
Word Origin and History for solstitial
1550s, from Latin solstitialis, from solstitium (see solstice).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper