Metonic cycle

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  • enPR: /mĕtŏnĭk sīkl/
  • MEH-toh-nik saikl

Noun[edit]

Metonic cycle (plural Metonic cycles)

  1. (astronomy, calendar studies) A particular approximate common multiple of the tropical year and the synodic month; in other words, the 19-year period over which the lunar phases occur on the same dates.
    According to the Metonic cycle, a lunar calendar begins on the same solar date every 19 years.

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