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  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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Historical Examples of lunisolar

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for lunisolar


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

C17: from Latin lūna moon + solar
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lunisolar in Science


  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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