from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A period of 235 lunar months, or about 19 years in the Julian calendar, at the end of which the phases of the moon recur in the same order and on the same days as in the preceding cycle.
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- n. A particular approximate common multiple of the tropical year and the synodic month; in other words, the 19-year period over which the lunar phases occur on the same dates.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
After Meton (fl. fifth century B.C.), Athenian astronomer.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)