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so·lar

solar

 
 
pronunciation:
so lr
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, having to do with, or coming from the sun.
We watched the solar eclipse with special glasses.The solar flare disrupted radio communication all over the world.
definition 2: powered by the sun's energy.
He has a solar calculator that never needs batteries.
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The word solar contains the following parts:
sol1 Latin root that means sun
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synonyms:
heli, helio
 
-ar1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
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The suffix -ar1attaches to bound Latinate bases to form adjectives. Most adjectives ending in -ar1 combine with the suffix -ity to form nouns ending in -arity. -ar1 is a variant of -al2, -ial that for phonological reasons occurs with bases ending in 'l'.