solstitial

solstitial

[sol-stish-uhl, sohl-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a solstice or the solstices: a solstitial point.
2.
occurring at or about the time of a solstice.
3.
characteristic of the summer solstice.

Origin:
1550–60; < Latin sōlstitiālis; see solstice, -al1

solstitially, adverb
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solstice (ˈsɒlstɪs)
 
n
1.  either the shortest day of the year (winter solstice) or the longest day of the year (summer solstice)
2.  either of the two points on the ecliptic at which the sun is overhead at the tropic of Cancer or Capricorn at the summer and winter solstices
 
[C13: via Old French from Latin sōlstitium, literally: the (apparent) standing still of the sun, from sōl sun + sistere to stand still]
 
solstitial
 
adj

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