[ ih-vek-shuhn ]

  1. a periodic irregularity in the moon's motion, caused by the attraction of the sun.

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 evection

  • e·vec·tion·al, adjective

Words Nearby evection

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How to use evection in a sentence

  • His chief discovery was an irregularity of the lunar motion, called the ‘evection.’

  • This he called the evection, and introduced another epicycle to represent it.

    Kepler | Walter W. Bryant

British Dictionary definitions for evection


/ (ɪˈvɛkʃən) /

  1. irregularity in the moon's motion caused by perturbations of the sun and planets

Origin of evection

C17: from Latin ēvectiō a going up, from ēvehere to lead forth, from vehere to carry

Derived forms of evection

  • evectional, adjective

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