Synodic meaning

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Relating to the period of time required for an object to complete a single orbital period, returning to the same position as observed from another object or position in space.
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Relating to the conjunction of celestial bodies, especially to the interval between two successive conjunctions of a planet or the Moon with the Sun as viewed from Earth. For example, the new moon comes at the conjunction of the Moon with the Sun; the interval between successive new moons (the time it takes for the Moon to orbit the Earth and return to conjunction with the Sun) is the Moon's synodic period, also called a lunar month . Synodic time differs from sidereal time , which is measured in relation to the stars and is generally more appropriate to astronomical observation.
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Of or relating to a synod; synodal.
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Of, related to or produced by a synod; synodal.

A synodical epistle "” Bishop Stillingfleet.

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(astronomy) Of or pertaining to the conjunction of two or more heavenly bodies.

A synodical month.

The synodical revolution of the moon or a planet.

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Origin of synodic

  • Latin synodicus, Ancient Greek συνοδικός (sunodikos, “of or related to an assembly or meeting"). Equivalent to synod +"Ž -ic.

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