[ ih-vek-shuh n ]
/ ɪˈvɛk ʃən /
a periodic irregularity in the moon's motion, caused by the attraction of the sun.
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Origin of evection
1650–60; < Latin ēvectiōn- (stem of ēvectiō) a going upwards, flight, equivalent to ēvect(us) (past participle of ēvehere to carry forth, move forth) + -iōn- -ion
OTHER WORDS FROM evectione·vec·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for evection
/ (ɪˈvɛkʃən) /
irregularity in the moon's motion caused by perturbations of the sun and planets
Derived forms of evectionevectional, adjective
Word Origin for evection
C17: from Latin ēvectiō a going up, from ēvehere to lead forth, from vehere to carry
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