noun, plural syz·y·gies.
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Origin of syzygy
OTHER WORDS FROM syzygysy·zyg·i·al [si-zij-ee-uh l] /sɪˈzɪdʒ i əl/, syz·y·get·ic [siz-i-jet-ik] /ˌsɪz ɪˈdʒɛt ɪk/, syz·y·gal [siz-i-guh l] /ˈsɪz ɪ gəl/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for syzygy
I have a sneaking friendliness even now for anyone to whom the word ‘syzygy’ carries no special meaning.The Mystery of the Sea|Bram Stoker
In the case of free parasites, a well-developed cyst is secreted by the syzygy, which rotates and gradually becomes spherical.
British Dictionary definitions for syzygy
noun plural -gies
Derived forms of syzygysyzygial (sɪˈzɪdʒɪəl), syzygetic (ˌsɪzɪˈdʒɛtɪk) or syzygal (ˈsɪzɪɡəl), adjectivesyzygetically, adverb
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Medical definitions for syzygy
Other words from syzygysy•zyg′i•al (sĭ-zĭj′ē-əl) adj.
Scientific definitions for syzygy
- Either of the two points in the orbit of the Moon when it lies in a straight line with the Sun and Earth. A new moon syzygy occurs when the Moon is between the Sun and the Earth; a full moon syzygy occurs when the Earth is between the Moon and the Sun.
- The configuration of the Sun, Moon, and Earth when lying in a straight line.