noun (plural syzygies)
- 1 Astronomy A conjunction or opposition, especially of the moon with the sun: the planets were aligned in syzygyMore example sentences
- The Moon may be said to be in syzygy when it is at either of these points.
- In case you didn't know, Earth, the Moon, and the Sun are in syzygy every time they line up in space.
- Once more, I was looking at a three-dimensional picture of the solar system during the syzygy, but this was much further along in time.
- 2A pair of connected or corresponding things.More example sentences
- She is not one-in-herself, but acts as a female counterpart or syzygy to some male.
early 17th century: via late Latin from Greek suzugia, from suzugos 'yoked, paired', from sun- 'with, together' + the stem of zeugnunai 'to yoke'.
More definitions of syzygyDefinition of syzygy in:
- The US English dictionary