Published: 2nd August 2020
Citation: Astronist Institution. (2020). Retination. Available: https://www.astronism.com/astronary/entry/retination. Last accessed: [date].
the practice of counting the number of visible stars in the night sky, considered a devotional practice amongst Astronists.
DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES
Retinate | ˈrɛtɪneɪt | verb
Retinater | ˈrɛtɪneɪtə | (also Retinator) noun
Retinating | ˈrɛtɪneɪtɪŋ | present participle
Retinated | ˈrɛtɪneɪtɪd | past participle
Retinational | ˈrɛtɪneɪʃ(ə)nəl | adjective
Retinative | ˈrɛtɪneɪtɪv | adjective
Retinatively | ˈrɛtɪneɪtɪvlɪ | adverb
ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY
Astro-English: from Astronese, the word retina, denoting optics or the eye, combined with the suffix -ation denoting an action; meaning ‘use of the eyes only.’
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