Definition of lunisolar in English:


Syllabification: lu·ni·so·lar
Pronunciation: /ˌlo͞oniˈsōlər


1Of or concerning the combined motions or effects of the sun and moon.
More example sentences
  • The cited lunisolar interface is significant because an interpretation based upon the lunar phases so clearly points to the possibility of a special creation.
  • The air pressure variations due to lunisolar effects cause the deformation of the Earth and therefore directly and indirectly influence several geodynamical phenomena.
  • Numerical studies show that lunisolar perturbations control stability of equilibria for orbits with semimajor axes exceeding 1.4 Earth radii.
1.1Of or employing a calendar year divided according to the phases of the moon, but adjusted in average length to fit the length of the solar cycle.
More example sentences
  • The Jewish calendar, a highly complex system, is ‘lunisolar ‘, where the years are solar and months lunar.
  • The Chinese Calendar is a lunisolar calendar based on calculations of the positions of the Sun and Moon.
  • In different Indian lunisolar calendars the lunar month is used, mixed with the sidereal month.
1.2Of or denoting a 532-year period over which both the lunar months and the days of the week return to the same point in relation to the solar year.


late 17th century: from Latin luna 'moon' + solar1.

Definition of lunisolar in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdīktik
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...