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  • evectional — evec·tion·al …   English syllables

  • evectional — adjective see evection * * * eˈvectional, a. [f. prec. + al1.] Relating or belonging to the evection …   Useful english dictionary

  • evection — evectional, adj. /i vek sheuhn/, n. Astron. a periodic irregularity in the moon s motion, caused by the attraction of the sun. [1650 60; < L evection (s. of evectio) a going upwards, flight, equiv. to evect(us) (ptp. of evehere to carry forth,… …   Universalium

  • Arthur Thomas Doodson — Dr. Arthur Thomas Doodson (1890 1968) spent much of his life developing the analysis of tidal motions mainly in the oceans but also in lakes, and was the first to devise methods for shallow water as in estuaries. Tide height and current tables… …   Wikipedia

  • evection — /əˈvɛkʃən/ (say uh vekshuhn), /i / (say ee ) noun a periodic inequality in the moon s motion caused by the attraction of the sun. {Latin ēvectio, from ēvehere carry forth or up} –evectional, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • evection —   n. alteration in moon s orbit caused by solar attraction.    ♦ evectional, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • evection — [ē vek′shən, ivek′shən] n. [L evectio, a going up, carrying out < evectus, pp. of evehere < e , out, from + vehere, to carry: see WAY] a periodical variation in the motion of the moon in its orbit, caused by the attraction of the sun… …   English World dictionary

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