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noun Astronomy.
the instant, approximately one week after a full moon, when half of the moon's disk is illuminated by the sun.
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last quarter

noun
one of the four principal phases of the moon, occurring between full moon and new moon, when half the lighted surface is visibleCompare first quarter
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