Nodical month
Nodical Nod"ic*al, a. Of or pertaining to the nodes; from a node to the same node again; as, the nodical revolutions of the moon. [1913 Webster]

{Nodical month}. See {Lunar month}, under {Month}. [1913 Webster]


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  • nodical month — Month Month (m[u^]nth), n. [OE. month, moneth, AS. m[=o]n[eth], m[=o]na[eth]; akin to m[=o]na moon, and to D. maand month, G. monat, OHG. m[=a]n[=o]d, Icel. m[=a]nu[eth]r, m[=a]na[eth]r, Goth. m[=e]n[=o][thorn]s. [root]272. See {Moon}.] One of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nodical month. — See under month (def. 5). [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • nodical month. — See under month (def. 5). [1830 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • nodical month — noun : the mean time of the moon s revolution in its orbit from ascending node to ascending node equal to 27 days, 5 hours, 5 minutes, 35.8 seconds of mean solar time called also draconic period …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nodical — Nod ic*al, a. Of or pertaining to the nodes; from a node to the same node again; as, the nodical revolutions of the moon. [1913 Webster] {Nodical month}. See {Lunar month}, under {Month}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Month — (m[u^]nth), n. [OE. month, moneth, AS. m[=o]n[eth], m[=o]na[eth]; akin to m[=o]na moon, and to D. maand month, G. monat, OHG. m[=a]n[=o]d, Icel. m[=a]nu[eth]r, m[=a]na[eth]r, Goth. m[=e]n[=o][thorn]s. [root]272. See {Moon}.] One of the twelve… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Month — For the Egyptian hawk god, see Monthu. A month is a unit of time, used with calendars, which was first used and invented in Mesopotamia, as a natural period related to the motion of the Moon; month and Moon are cognates. The traditional concept… …   Wikipedia

  • month — /munth/, n. 1. Also called calendar month. any of the twelve parts, as January or February, into which the calendar year is divided. 2. the time from any day of one calendar month to the corresponding day of the next. 3. a period of four weeks or …   Universalium

  • month — n four weeks, thirty days, lunation, lunar month, solar month, calendar month, synodic month, sidereal month, anomalistic month, nodical month, draconic month …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • nodical — /ˈnoʊdɪkəl/ (say nohdikuhl), /ˈnɒd / (say nod ) adjective Astronomy of or relating to the node or nodes: the nodical month …   Australian English dictionary

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