acronical

acronical or acronycal [ə krän′i kəl]
adj.
Gr akronychos, at sunset < akros (see ACRO-) + nyx, NIGHT
Astron. happening at sunset, as the rising of a star

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  • Acronyc — A*cron yc, Acronychal A*cron ych*al, a. [Gr. akro nychos at nightfall; a kros + ny x night.] (Astron.) Rising at sunset and setting at sunrise, as a star; opposed to {cosmical}. [1913 Webster] Note: The word is sometimes incorrectly written… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acronychal — Acronyc A*cron yc, Acronychal A*cron ych*al, a. [Gr. akro nychos at nightfall; a kros + ny x night.] (Astron.) Rising at sunset and setting at sunrise, as a star; opposed to {cosmical}. [1913 Webster] Note: The word is sometimes incorrectly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acronychal — /əˈkrɒnɪkəl/ (say uh kronikuhl) adjective occurring at sunset, as the rising or setting of a star. Also, US, acronical. {Greek akronychos at nightfall + al1} …   Australian English dictionary

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