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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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First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin sōlāris, equivalent to sōl + -āris adjective suffix; see origin at sun, -ar1

Other definitions 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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First recorded before 900; Middle English solar, soler, from Old English solor, soler, and Anglo-French soler, Old French solier, from Latin sōlārium solarium
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How to use solar in a sentence

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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