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sublunary

[ suhb-loo-ner-ee, suhb-loo-nuh-ree ]
/ ˈsʌb lʊˌnɛr i, sʌbˈlu nə ri /
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adjective

situated beneath the moon or between the earth and the moon.
characteristic of or pertaining to the earth; terrestrial.
mundane or worldly: fleeting, sublunary pleasure.

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Also sub·lu·nar [suhb-loo-ner]. /sʌbˈlu nər/.

Origin of sublunary

1585–95; <Late Latin sublūn(āris) (see sub-, lunar) + -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for sublunary

sublunary
/ (sʌbˈluːnərɪ) /

adjective

situated between the moon and the earth
of or relating to the earth or world

Word Origin for sublunary

C16: via Late Latin, from Latin sub- + lūna moon
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