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View synonyms for selenology

selenology

[ sel-uh-nol-uh-jee ]

noun

  1. the branch of astronomy that deals with the nature and origin of the physical features of the moon.


selenology

/ sɪˌliːnəʊˈlɒdʒɪkəl; ˌsiːlɪˈnɒlədʒɪ /

noun

  1. the branch of astronomy concerned with the moon, its physical characteristics, nature, origin, etc


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Derived Forms

  • ˌseleˈnologist, noun
  • selenological, adjective

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Other Words From

  • se·le·no·log·i·cal [s, uh, -leen-l-, oj, -i-k, uh, l], adjective
  • sele·nolo·gist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of selenology1

First recorded in 1815–25; seleno- + -logy

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