(Latin: a suffix; pertaining to, of the nature of, like; denoting an agent)
Isobars are often used collectively to indicate the movement or formation of weather systems.
2. Noting a type of armor composed of small plates or lames laced together.
2. Concerning something belonging to the moon or situated in the moon, formally supposed to be influenced by or dependent upon the moon: Greg read about the lunar landscape which showed pictures of some of its craters and natural depressions on its surface.
3. Relating to a moon or its movement around a planet, especially the moon in relation to the Earth: Some people rely closely on a lunar month for planting certain vegetables or flowers.
4. Pertaining to something that is used in space travel or anything used on the moon: When the astronauts landed on the object similar to a planet which goes around the Earth, they used lunar vehicles to move about on its surface.
5. Descriptive of something like the moon, especially being pale, pallid, orbed, or round: Susan wore a dress of dark blue with lunar trimmings in gold and shaped like crescents.
6. In mythology and science fiction, concerning an inhabitant of the moon: In the book Steven was reading there was a dweller on the Earth's natural satellite and was described as being the lunar man!
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2. Lunisolar period: a cycle of 532 years, that number being the product of 19 and 28, the numbers of years in the cycles of the moon and sun respectively.
3. Lunisolar year: a year whose divisions are regulated by the revolutions of the moon, while its average total length is made to agree with the revolution of the sun.
2. An establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution.
In some places, licensed brothels are legal and in some large cities, brothels may be confined to special "red-light" districts or in recognized places where prostitutes have rooms so they are no longer hanging around on the streets.
It must be accompanied by another electrode as a reference.
2. Used to describe a nerve cell with more than two of the connecting fibers that carry impulses into the cell body.
2. A thick drink made from puréed fruit; such as, mango nectar.
3. The juice of a fruit; especially, when not diluted; or a blend of fruit juices; such as, pear nectar; tropical nectar, etc.
4. In Greek and Roman mythology, the drink of the gods that sustained their beauty and immortality.
5. An enjoyable, delicious, or much appreciated drink.
2. A reference to or constituting the nucleus of a cell.
3. Constituting or like a nucleus: "Annexation of the suburban fringe by the nuclear metropolis."
4. Deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy.