lunation

[ loo-ney-shuh n ]
/ luˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

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

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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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