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lunar

[loo-ner] /ˈlu nər/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the moon:
the lunar orbit.
2.
measured by the moon's revolutions:
a lunar month.
3.
resembling the moon; round or crescent-shaped.
4.
of or pertaining to silver.
noun
5.
a lunar observation taken for purposes of navigation or mapping.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin lūnāris of the moon. See Luna, -ar1
Related forms
unlunar, adjective
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  • And people watched around the world, drawing comparisons between the first lunar landing and the mining rescue.
  • But lunar science, and lots of it, is what they are going to get.
  • lunar eclipses are much more common than solar eclipses, and many more people can see them at the same time.
  • Mysterious lunar flashes match up geographically with puffs of radon gas.
  • He creates art using moon dust, moon boots and other lunar artifacts.
  • Peppered around lava flats and mountaintops all over the moon are strange sinuous shapes known as lunar swirls.
  • They are drafting routes for manned expeditions across wide stretches of the lunar landscape.
  • Others depict cult cartoon characters, or eerie lunar landscapes.
  • The next astronauts to land on the moon will be driving an all-new lunar rover.
  • Moon rocks were placed in an aluminum storage box that was vacuum sealed on the lunar surface.
British Dictionary definitions for lunar

lunar

/ˈluːnə/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the moon
2.
occurring on, used on, or designed to land on the surface of the moon: lunar module
3.
relating to, caused by, or measured by the position or orbital motion of the moon
4.
of or containing silver
Word Origin
C17: from Latin lūnāris, from lūna the moon
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Word Origin and History for lunar
adj.

"crescent-shaped," early 15c.; "pertaining to the moon," 1620s, from Old French lunaire (15c.), from Latin lunaris "of the moon," from luna "moon," (with capital L- "moon goddess"); see Luna.

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lunar in Medicine

lunar lu·nar (lōō'nər)
adj.

  1. Relating to the moon or to a month.

  2. Lunate.

  3. Containing silver.

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lunar in Science
lunar
  (l'nər)   
  1. Relating to the Moon.

  2. Measured by the revolution of the Moon around the Earth.


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