solstitial
adjective Etymology: Middle English solsticial, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin solstitialis, from solstitium Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a solstice and especially the summer solstice 2. happening or appearing at or associated with a solstice

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  • solstiţial — SOLSTIŢIÁL, Ă, solstiţiali, e, adj. Care ţine de solstiţiu, privitor la solstiţiu. [pr.: ţi al] – Din fr. solsticial, lat. solstitialis. Trimis de LauraGellner, 23.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  solstiţiál adj. m. (sil. ţi al), pl. solstiţiáli; …   Dicționar Român

  • Solstitial — Sol*sti tial, a. [L. solstitialis: cf. F. solsticial.] 1. Of or pertaining to a solstice. [1913 Webster] 2. Happening at a solstice; esp. (with reference to the northern hemisphere), happening at the summer solstice, or midsummer. Solstitial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solstitial — solstitially, adv. /sol stish euhl, sohl /, adj. 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. [1550 60; < L solstitialis; see… …   Universalium

  • solstitial — sol•sti•tial [[t]sɒlˈstɪʃ əl, soʊl [/t]] adj. 1) astron. of or pertaining to a solstice or the solstices: a solstitial point[/ex] 2) astron. occurring at or about the time of a solstice 3) astron. characteristic of the summer solstice • Etymology …   From formal English to slang

  • solstitial — /sɒlˈstɪʃəl/ (say sol stishuhl) adjective 1. of or relating 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. {Latin sōlstitiālis} …   Australian English dictionary

  • solstitial — solstice ► NOUN ▪ each of the two times in the year, respectively at midsummer and midwinter, when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days. DERIVATIVES solstitial adjective. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • solstitial — adjective Pertaining to, or occurring at, a solstice …   Wiktionary

  • Solstitial — Vedrørende solhverv …   Danske encyklopædi

  • solstitial — sol·sti·tial || sÉ‘l stɪʃl /sÉ’l adj. pertaining to a solstice, pertaining to either of the two times each year when the sun is farthest from the equator (Astronomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • solstitial — sol·sti·tial …   English syllables

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