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Relating to or involving the conjunction of stars, planets, or other celestial objects.
- ‘The next Northern Maximum declinational tide July 2nd will be in phase with the inductive effects of the synodic conjunction of Jupiter peaking on July 9th.’
- ‘The synodic conjunction of Earth with Jupiter was on the 9th of July 2008, centered in the July 6th through 12th hurricane window in my forecast above.’
Mid 17th century: via late Latin from Greek sunodikos, from sunodos (see synod).
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