cir·​cum·​lu·​nar | \ ˌsər-kəm-ˈlü-nər How to pronounce circumlunar (audio) \

Definition of circumlunar

: revolving about or surrounding the moon a circumlunar orbit

Examples of circumlunar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The story also confused the 1975 Soyuz 20 mission with a series of circumlunar Soviet missions in the 1960s. The Christian Science Monitor, "Corrections," 4 Mar. 2019 This would be qualitatively different than simpler circumlunar slingshot mission planned by SpaceX for the next couple of years. Asif Siddiqi, Slate Magazine, "Russia’s Space Program Is Struggling Mightily," 21 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of circumlunar

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Circumlunar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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