A period of unusually low sunspot activity lasting from approximately 1645 to 1715, as noted in records kept by contemporary observers. The Maunder minimum corresponds roughly to the middle and coldest portion of the climatic period known as the Little Ice Age, and although no definitive link has yet been proved, many scientists believe that the two phenomena are likely related. The Maunder minimum is named after its discoverer, British astronomer Edward Walter Maunder (1851-1924).
[mawn-dee] /ˈmɔn di/ noun 1. the ceremony of washing the feet of the poor, especially commemorating Jesus’ washing of His disciples’ feet on Maundy Thursday. 2. Also called maundy money. money distributed as alms in conjunction with the ceremony of maundy or on Maundy Thursday. /ˈmɔːndɪ/ noun (pl) maundies 1. (Christianity) the ceremonial washing of […]
noun 1. the Thursday of Holy Week, commemorating Jesus’ Last Supper and His washing of the disciples’ feet upon that day. noun 1. (Christianity) the Thursday before Easter observed as a commemoration of the Last Supper Thursday before Easter, mid-15c., from Middle English maunde “the Last Supper,” also “ceremony of washing the feet,” from Old […]
/ˈmɔːndʒɪ/ adjective -gier, -giest 1. (West Yorkshire, dialect) (esp of a child) sulky, bad-tempered, or peevish
[moh-puh-sahnt; French moh-pa-sahn] /ˈmoʊ pəˌsɑnt; French moʊ paˈsɑ̃/ noun 1. (Henri René Albert) Guy de [ahn-ree ruh-ney al-ber gee duh] /ɑ̃ˈri rəˈneɪ alˈbɛr gi də/ (Show IPA), 1850–93, French short-story writer and novelist. /French mopɑsɑ̃/ noun 1. (Henri René Albert) Guy de (ɡi də). 1850–93, French writer, noted esp for his short stories, such as […]