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synodic

[sə′näd·ik]
(astronomy)
Referring to conjunction of celestial bodies.
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After periods of thriving, destruction and rebuilding, in 1909 the foundation of the Synodic Palace is approved.
Regardless of the culture, all lunar months approximate the mean length of the synodic month (how long it takes to pass through each lunar phase) and back again, which takes 29.
The time between successive new moons is the mean synodic month, which lasts 29.
The dates of the synodic lunar months within the study period were identified using the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) software, SKYCAL (Sky Event Calendar).
The one, holy, synodic (catholic) church is necessarily an apostolic church.
w]hen he became convinced by the significant growth of the [Christian] community, by the clearly developed character of its hierarchy, by the peculiar form of its synodic organization, and by the entire character of contemporary Christianity that a support for the throne might be contrived out of this enormous power.
Pope Benedict XVI expressed his solidarity with the position of the Russian Orthodox Church on this issue and its surprise by the reaction of some media organisations to these events," the synodic department reported on its website.
This period of time corresponds to 152 synodic periods of Venus.
The period of time between one new moon and the next is called by astronomers "the synodic lunar month.
With respect to the sun, it also takes 29 1/2 days to complete the moon's lunar phase cycle, or one synodic month.
The ecumenical movement is led today, at different levels, by churches which act through synodic organisms (the Ecumenical Council of the Churches, regional ecumenical organisations, sub-regional associations, and the National Committees of churches), world Christian communities, ecumenical communities, missionary organisations, faculties and theological associations, ecumenical institutions and secular training centres, as well as organisms or specialised ministries, international ecumenical organisations and many other ecumenical organisations.