Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resembling a penumbra.
- adj. Of, or pertaining to, the penumbra.
- adj. of or pertaining to the region of partial shadow around an umbra
- penumbra + -al (Wiktionary)
“This event is thus called a penumbral Groundhog Day, meaning six more weeks of winter.”
“A slight effect known as the penumbral phase may be seen for as much as an hour longer.”
“His was what the doctors call a penumbral mental condition.”
“Everyone knocks the "penumbral" rights but we could use a few more of them.”
“How can you argue a general "penumbral" power when there's a specific clause that forbids it?”
“A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes eastern Europe, most of Africa, Asia, and Indonesia.”
“A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes most of eastern Asia, Indonesia, and the Pacific Ocean.”
“It would only explain the existence of those penumbral connections if it was part of the meaning of names and demonstratives that they fill some kind of inferential role.”
“Objection: The penumbral connections here are not precisely specified.”
“So as long as there is a penumbral connection between Sam's word ˜that™ and Alex's word”
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