Definition of Maunder minimum in English:

Maunder minimum

proper noun

  • A prolonged minimum in sunspot activity on the sun between about 1645 and 1715, which coincided with the Little Ice Age in the northern hemisphere.

Origin

1970s: named after Edward W. Maunder (1851–1928), English astronomer.

Pronunciation:

Maunder minimum

/ˈmɔːndə/