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lunisolar

[loo-ni-soh-ler]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or based upon the relations or joint action of the moon and the sun.
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Origin of lunisolar

First recorded in 1685–95; luni- + solar1
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Examples from the Web for lunisolar

Historical Examples

  • And this practice set up a lunisolar variety of the cycle, in connexion with which we have to notice the following point.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4

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British Dictionary definitions for lunisolar

lunisolar

adjective
  1. resulting from, relating to, or based on the combined gravitational attraction of the sun and moon
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin lūna moon + solar
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lunisolar in Science

lunisolar

[lōō′nĭ-sōlər]
  1. Relating to or caused by both the Sun and the Moon. Lunisolar gravitational attraction is the principle force influencing the Earth's tides and the cause of the Earth's orbital precession.
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