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lunation

[loo-ney-shuh n] /luˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the period of time from one new moon to the next (about 29½ days); a lunar month.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English lunacyon < Medieval Latin lūnātiōn- (stem of lūnātiō). See Luna, -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for lunations

lunation

/luːˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
another name for synodic month See month (sense 6)
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Word Origin and History for lunations

lunation

n.

"time from one new moon to another," late 14c., from Medieval Latin lunationem, from luna "moon" (see Luna).

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