Definition of lunisolar in English:

lunisolar

Line breaks: luni|solar
Pronunciation: /ˌluːnɪˈsəʊlə
 
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adjective

  • 1Of or concerning the combined motions or effects of the sun and moon.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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