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.
Cycle Noun Synonyms: round, rotation, circle, course, series, sequence, run, succession, pattern
Cycle Verb Synonyms: slow, methodical, careful, unhurried, paced, measured, regular, even, steady, sure, unhesitating, unfaltering, confident
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
Technology / Motorcycle / Motorcycle Assembly: The putting together of manufactured parts to make a completed motorcycle, or the set of parts so assembled. MORE