Synodic Syn*od"ic, Synodical Syn*od"ic*al, a. [L. synodicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. synodique.] 1. (Eccl.) Of or pertaining to a synod; transacted in, or authorized by, a synod; as, synodical proceedings or forms. ``A synodical epistle.'' --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

2. (Astron.) Pertaining to conjunction, especially to the period between two successive conjunctions; extending from one conjunction, as of the moon or a planet with the sun, to the next; as, a synodical month (see Lunar month, under {Month}); the synodical revolution of the moon or a planet. [1913 Webster]

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  • synodic — or synodical adjective Date: 1561 1. of or relating to a synod ; synodal 2. (usually synodic) [Greek synodikos, from synodos meeting, conjunction] relating to conjunction; especially relating to the period between two successive conjunctions of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • synodic — adj. Astron. relating to or involving the conjunction of stars, planets, etc. Phrases and idioms: synodic period the time between the successive conjunctions of a planet with the sun. Etymology: LL synodicus f. Gk sunodikos (as SYNOD) …   Useful english dictionary

  • synodic — synodically, adv. /si nod ik/, adj. 1. Astron. pertaining to a conjunction, or to two successive conjunctions of the same bodies. 2. of or pertaining to a synod; synodal. Also, synodical. [1555 65; < LL synodicus < Gk synodikós. See SYNOD, IC] *… …   Universalium

  • synodic — adjective a) of, related to or produced by a synod; synodal b) Of or pertaining to the conjunction of two or more heavenly bodies …   Wiktionary

  • synodic — adj. pertaining to a synod, pertaining to an assembly or council of church officials …   English contemporary dictionary

  • synodic — [sɪ nɒdɪk] adjective Astronomy relating to or involving a conjunction. Origin C17: via late L. from Gk sunodikos, from sunodos (see synod) …   English new terms dictionary

  • synodic — syn·od·ic …   English syllables

  • synodic — syn•od•ic [[t]sɪˈnɒd ɪk[/t]] also syn•od′i•cal adj. 1) astron. pertaining to an astronomical conjunction, or to two successive conjunctions of the same celestial bodies 2) of or pertaining to a synod; synodal • Etymology: 1555–65; < LL… …   From formal English to slang

  • synodic — /səˈnɒdɪk/ (say suh nodik) adjective relating to a conjunction, or to two successive conjunctions of the same stars, planets, etc. Also, synodical. {Late Latin synodicus} –synodically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • Synodic day — A synodic day is the period of time it takes for a planet to rotate once in relation to the body it is orbiting (as opposed to a sidereal day which is one complete rotation in relation to the stars).Thus, a synodic day can be thought as sunrise… …   Wikipedia

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