anomalistic month

noun Astronomy a month measured between successive perigees of the moon (approximately 27 1/2 days).

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  • Anomalistic month — Anomalistic A*nom a*lis tic, Anomalistical A*nom a*lis tic*al, a. [Cf. F. anomalistique.] 1. Irregular; departing from common or established rules. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) Pertaining to the anomaly, or angular distance of a planet from its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anomalistic month — Astron. See under month (def. 5). [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • anomalistic month — noun period between successive perigees; approximately 27.5546 days • Hypernyms: ↑month …   Useful english dictionary

  • anomalistic month — /əˌnɒməlɪstɪk ˈmʌnθ/ (say uh.nomuhlistik munth) noun the average interval between consecutive passages of the moon through the perigee …   Australian English dictionary

  • Anomalistic — A*nom a*lis tic, Anomalistical A*nom a*lis tic*al, a. [Cf. F. anomalistique.] 1. Irregular; departing from common or established rules. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) Pertaining to the anomaly, or angular distance of a planet from its perihelion.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anomalistic revolution — Anomalistic A*nom a*lis tic, Anomalistical A*nom a*lis tic*al, a. [Cf. F. anomalistique.] 1. Irregular; departing from common or established rules. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) Pertaining to the anomaly, or angular distance of a planet from its… …   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

  • anomalistic — adj. Astron. of the anomaly or angular distance of a planet from its perihelion. Phrases and idioms: anomalistic month a month measured between successive perigees of the moon. anomalistic year a year measured between successive perihelia of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • anomalistic —   a. Astronomy, pertaining to anomaly. anomalistic month, interval between two perigees of moon. anomalistic year, interval between two perihelion passages of   Earth …   Dictionary of difficult words

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