plural -s
: an act of traversing
specifically : a sidereal revolution of the moon

Word History


Latin peragration-, peragratio action of wandering or traversing, from peragratus (past participle of peragrare to wander, traverse, from the phrase per agros through fields, from per through + agros, accusative plural of agr-, ager field) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Peragration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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