Definition of evection in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ɪˈvɛkʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun] Astronomy
Regular variation in the eccentricity of the moon’s orbit around the earth, caused mainly by the sun’s attraction.


Mid 17th century (in the sense 'elevation, exaltation'): from Latin evectio(n-), from evehere 'carry out or up', from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + vehere 'carry'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: evec|tion

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.