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lunar month

noun
1.
month (def 5).
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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Examples from the web for lunar month
  • That's because the lunar month-the time it takes the moon to cycle through its phases-corresponds closely to the calendar month.
  • The highest high and lowest low tides during the lunar month.
  • The times when no moon is visible during a lunar month can be calculated.
  • Scientists agree that the lunar month will lengthen as the day lengthens, though the day will increase the more rapidly.
British Dictionary definitions for lunar month

lunar month

noun
1.
another name for synodic month See month (sense 6)
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lunar month in Science
lunar month  
The average time between successive occurrences of the same phase of the Moon, equal to approximately 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes. Depending on the lunar calendar being used, a lunar month can begin with the new moon or the full moon. Also called lunation, synodic month. ◇ A period of 12 lunar months is a lunar year.
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