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circumlunar

[ sur-kuhm-loo-ner ]
/ ˌsɜr kəmˈlu nər /
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adjective

rotating about or surrounding the moon.

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Origin of circumlunar

First recorded in 1905–10; circum- + lunar
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How to use circumlunar in a sentence

  • 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

around or revolving around the moona circumlunar orbit
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