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Of or caused by both the sun and the moon.

[Latin lūna, moon; see lunar + solar.]


(Astronomy) resulting from, relating to, or based on the combined gravitational attraction of the sun and moon
[C17: from Latin lūna moon + solar]


(ˌlu nɪˈsoʊ lər)

pertaining to or based upon the relations or joint action of the moon and the sun.
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Adj.1.lunisolar - relating to or attributed to the moon and the sun or their mutual relations
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