Origin of lunitidal

First recorded in 1850–55; luni- + tidal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for lunitidal


  1. of or relating to tidal phenomena as produced by the moon

Word Origin for lunitidal

C19: from Latin lūna moon + tidal
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lunitidal in Science


  1. Relating to tidal phenomena caused by the Moon.♦ The length of time between the transit of the Moon over the meridian at a particular location and the following high or low tide at that location is known as the lunitidal interval.
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