Lunisolar precession
Lunisolar Lu"ni*so"lar, a. [L. luna moon + E. solar: cf. F. lunisolaire.] Resulting from the united action, or pertaining to the mutual relations, of the sun and moon. [1913 Webster]

{Lunisolar precession} (Astron.), that portion of the annual precession of the equinoxes which depends on the joint action of the sun and moon.

{Lunisolar year}, a period of time, at the end of which, in the Julian calendar, the new and full moons and the eclipses recur on the same days of the week and month and year as in the previous period. It consists of 532 common years, being the least common multiple of the numbers of years in the cycle of the sun and the cycle of the moon. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lunisolar precession — Precession Pre*ces sion, n. [L. praecedere, praecessum, to go before: cf. F. pr[ e]cession. See {Precede}.] The act of going before, or forward. [1913 Webster] {Lunisolar precession}. (Astron.) See under {Lunisolar}. {Planetary precession}, that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lunisolar precession — noun : the principal component of the precession of the equinoxes due to the joint action of moon and sun * * * Astron. the principal component of the precession of the equinoxes, produced by the gravitational attraction of the sun and the moon… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lunisolar precession — Astron. the principal component of the precession of the equinoxes, produced by the gravitational attraction of the sun and the moon on the equatorial bulge of the earth. * * * …   Universalium

  • Precession — Pre*ces sion, n. [L. praecedere, praecessum, to go before: cf. F. pr[ e]cession. See {Precede}.] The act of going before, or forward. [1913 Webster] {Lunisolar precession}. (Astron.) See under {Lunisolar}. {Planetary precession}, that part of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Precession of the equinoxes — Precession Pre*ces sion, n. [L. praecedere, praecessum, to go before: cf. F. pr[ e]cession. See {Precede}.] The act of going before, or forward. [1913 Webster] {Lunisolar precession}. (Astron.) See under {Lunisolar}. {Planetary precession}, that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lunisolar — Lu ni*so lar, a. [L. luna moon + E. solar: cf. F. lunisolaire.] Resulting from the united action, or pertaining to the mutual relations, of the sun and moon. [1913 Webster] {Lunisolar precession} (Astron.), that portion of the annual precession… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lunisolar year — Lunisolar Lu ni*so lar, a. [L. luna moon + E. solar: cf. F. lunisolaire.] Resulting from the united action, or pertaining to the mutual relations, of the sun and moon. [1913 Webster] {Lunisolar precession} (Astron.), that portion of the annual… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Precession (astronomy) — In astronomy, precession refers to the movement of the rotational axis of a body, such as a planet, with respect to inertial space. In particular, it refers to the precession of the Earth s rotational axis, also called the precession of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Precession — For other uses, see Precession (disambiguation). Precession of a gyroscope Precession is a change in the orientation of the rotation axis of a rotating body. It can be defined as a change in direction of the rotation axis in which the second… …   Wikipedia

  • Planetary precession — Precession Pre*ces sion, n. [L. praecedere, praecessum, to go before: cf. F. pr[ e]cession. See {Precede}.] The act of going before, or forward. [1913 Webster] {Lunisolar precession}. (Astron.) See under {Lunisolar}. {Planetary precession}, that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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