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solar

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[ soh-ler ]
/ ˈsoʊ lər /
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adjective

noun

Informal. solar energy.

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Origin of solar

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1400–50; late Middle English <Latin sōlāris, equivalent to sōlsun + -āris-ar1

Definition for solar (2 of 2)

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[ sol-er, soh-ler ]
/ ˈsɒl ər, ˈsoʊ lər /

noun

a private or upper chamber in a medieval English house.
Also sollar, soller.

Origin of solar

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before 900; Middle English solar, soler<Anglo-French soler,Old French solier<Latin sōlāriumsolarium; compare Old English solor, soler,Middle Dutch solre loft <Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for solar

solar
/ (ˈsəʊlə) /

adjective

of or relating to the sunsolar eclipse
operating by or utilizing the energy of the sunsolar cell
astronomy determined from the motion of the earth relative to the sunsolar year
astrology subject to the influence of the sun

Word Origin for solar

C15: from Latin sōlāris, from sōl the sun
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Scientific definitions for solar

solar
[ sōlər ]

Relating to the Sun.
Using or operated by energy from the Sun.
Measured in reference to the Sun.
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