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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

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  • It is hoped there will be some " market research " carried out at this year's solstice.
  • The word solstice comes from the Latin phrase for "sun stands still".
  • The Welsh word for solstice translates as "the point of roughness," while the Talmud calls it "Tekufat Tevet,"
  • But you are absolutely right, the summer solstice is the 21st. for more
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