circumlunar

[sur-kuh m-loo-ner]

Origin of circumlunar

First recorded in 1905–10; circum- + lunar
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Historical Examples of circumlunar

  • 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

adjective
  1. around or revolving around the moona circumlunar orbit
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