lunation

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From Medieval Latin lūnātiō.

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lunation (plural lunations)

  1. A month of an average of approximately 29.53 days, measured from a lunar phase until the return of that same phase.
    • 1357, John Mandeville, The Travels of Sir John Mandeville[1], modernized spelling edition:
      And there is not the moon seen in all the lunation, save only the second quarter.
  2. The irregular period from one new moon until the next.

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