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- noun The average time between successive new or full moons, equal to 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes.
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- noun a period from one
new moonuntil the next.
- noun a
synodic monthof approximately 29.53 days, measured from a lunar phaseuntil the return of that same phase.
- noun a sidereal month of approximately 27.32 days, the length of time taken by the
moonin its orbitabout the Earthto return to the same point as viewed against the background of stars.
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- noun the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)
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lunar + month
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