Definition of Lunations

1. Noun. (plural of lunation) ¹

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Definition of Lunations

1. lunation [n] - See also: lunation

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lunations

lunate dislocation
lunate fissure
lunate sigma
lunate sigmas
lunate sulcus
lunate surface of acetabulum
lunatic asylum
lunatic asylums
lunatic fringe
lunch box
lunch bucket
lunch buckets
lunch kettle
lunch lady
lunch meat
lunch meats
lunch meeting
lunch pail
lunch pails

Literary usage of Lunations

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Length nj lh# Lunations.—The latest calculations have shown that the average duration of the lunar month is 29 days, 12 hours, ..."

2. The approaching end of the age viewed in the light of history, prophecy and by Henry Grattan Guinness (1882)
"606 lunations. The 606 lunations are less than forty-nine solar years by id. ?h. ... 8h., are the measures of 600 lunations.) It should be observed that the ..."

3. Life of James Ferguson, F.R.S.: In a Brief Autobiographical Account, and by James Ferguson, Ebenezer Henderson (1870)
"In the same year Ferguson discovered a method for showing how much time is contained in any given number of mean lunations, which he made the subject of a ..."

4. A century of printing. The issues of the press in Pennsylvania, 1685-1784 by Charles Swift R. Hildeburn (1885)
"Wherein is contained, | The Lunations, Eclipses, Planets-Motions and Aspects, Judgments of the Weather, | the Time of the Sun's and Moon's Rising and ..."

5. The Concise Dictionary of Religious Knowledge and Gazetteer by Talbot Wilson Chambers, Frank Hugh Foster, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1889)
"... nearly to 99 lunations, or 8 lunar years with 3 intercalary months. A still more famous cycle was the Metonic, or cycle of 19 years, invented in 432 BC, ..."

6. American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge edited by Jared Sparks, Johann Schobert, Francis Bowen, George Partridge Sanger (1851)
"The Jewish year generally contains 354 days, or 12 lunations of the Moon ; but in a cycle of 1!) years, an intercalary month ..."

7. The Ecclesiastical Calendar: Its Theory and Contruction by Samuel Butcher (1877)
"To avoid repetition, it must be borne in mind that when, in what follows, New Moons and Lunations are spoken of, Calendar New Moons, and Calendar Lunations ..."

8. Researches, Philosophical and Antiquarian, Concerning the Aboriginal History by James Haines McCulloh (1829)
"... that are in use among various nations of Asia, or the thirteen days period of the Mexicans, to be half lunations, but that they are astronomical periods ..."

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