Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the faculae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the faculæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of a facula. See facula.

Etymologies

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facula +‎ -ar

Examples

  • The interpretations tend to link the sunspot cycle with both increased solar irradiance (through facular brightening) and the reduction in cosmic ray flux (through increased “open solar flux” – that is, an increased heliospheric magnetic field strength).

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  • They also noted that "Lean et al. (1995) proposed that the irradiance record could be divided into 2 superimposed components: an 11-year cycle based on the parameterization of sunspot darkening and facular brightening (Lean et al., 1992), and a slowly-varying background derived separately from studies of sun-like stars (Baliunas and Jastrow, 1990)," and that Solanki and Fligge (1998) had developed an even more convoluted technique.

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