Callippic Cycle

Science / Tides and Currents / Callippic Cycle: A period of four Metonic cycles equal to 76 Julian years, or 27,759 days. Devised by Callippus, a Greek astronomer, about 350 B.C., as a suggested improvement on the Metonic cycle for a period in which new and full Moon would recur on the same day of the year. Taking the length of the synodical month as 29.530,588 days, there are 940 lunations in the Callippic cycle, with about 0.25 day remaining.

Other Words for Cycle

Cycle Verb Synonyms: slow, methodical, careful, unhurried, paced, measured, regular, even, steady, sure, unhesitating, unfaltering, confident
Cycle Noun Synonyms: round, rotation, circle, course, series, sequence, run, succession, pattern
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Lunar Cycle

Science / Tides and Currents / Lunar Cycle: An ambiguous expression which has been applied to various cycles associated with the Moon's motion. See Callippic cycle, Metonic cycle, node cycle, and synodical month. MORE

Motorcycle Assembly

Technology / Motorcycle / Motorcycle Assembly: The putting together of manufactured parts to make a completed motorcycle, or the set of parts so assembled. MORE

Motorcycle

Technology / Motorcycle / Motorcycle: Motorcycles are 2-wheel vehicles patterned after bicycles but with engines and much heavier frames. Early motorcycles were actually bicycles fitted with small internal combustion engines. There was a MORE

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