lunation

[ loo-ney-shuh n ]
/ luˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun

the period of time from one new moon to the next (about 29½ days); a lunar month.

Nearby words

  1. lunately,
  2. lunatic,
  3. lunatic asylum,
  4. lunatic fringe,
  5. lunatical,
  6. lunch,
  7. lunch counter,
  8. lunch hour,
  9. lunch meat,
  10. lunchbox

Origin of lunation

1350–1400; Middle English lunacyon < Medieval Latin lūnātiōn- (stem of lūnātiō). See Luna, -ation

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British Dictionary definitions for lunation

lunation

/ (luːˈneɪʃən) /

noun

another name for synodic month See month (def. 6)
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Word Origin and History for lunation

lunation

n.

"time from one new moon to another," late 14c., from Medieval Latin lunationem, from luna "moon" (see Luna).

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