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Definition of Waning

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diminishing (moon); declining; ebbing, subsiding, dwindling; approaching the end (of life, a period, etc.)
diminish; decline; ebb, subside, dwindle; approach the end (of life, a period, etc.)
Waning Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Wane
The act or process of waning, or decreasing.
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\wan"ing\ (?), n. the act or process of waning, or decreasing. this earthly moon, the church, hath fulls and wanings, and sometimes her eclipses. hall.
adj : (of the moon) "after full moon comes the waning moon" [ant: waxing] n : a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent; "the waning of his enthusiasm was obvious"; "the waxing and waning of the moon"

WordNet 2.0

1. a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent; "the waning of his enthusiasm was obvious"; "the waxing and waning of the moon"
(antonym) waxing
(hypernym) decrease, lessening, drop-off
(derivation) decline, go down, wane

1. (of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases; "after full moon comes the waning moon"
(antonym) waxing

1. a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
(synonym) ebb, ebbing
(hypernym) decline, diminution
(derivation) decline, go down

1. grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
(synonym) decline, go down
(hypernym) decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
(hyponym) dip
(derivation) ebb, ebbing
2. become smaller; "Interest in his novels waned"
(antonym) wax, mount, climb, rise
(hypernym) decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
(derivation) waning
3. decrease in phase; "the moon is waning"
(antonym) wax, full
(hypernym) decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
(derivation) ebb, ebbing
Waning Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The lunar phase or phase of the moon is the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth. The lunar phases change cyclically as the Moon orbits the Earth, according to the changing positions of the  Moon and Sun relative to the Earth. The Moon's rotation is tidally locked by the Earth's gravity, therefore the same lunar surface always faces Earth. This face is variously sunlit depending on the position of the Moon in its orbit. Therefore, the portion of this hemisphere that is visible to an observer on Earth can vary from about 100% (full moon) to 0% (new moon). The lunar terminator is the boundary between the illuminated and darkened hemispheres. Each of the four "intermediate" lunar phases (see below) is roughly seven days (~7.4 days) but this varies slightly due to the elliptical shape of the Moon's orbit. Aside from some craters near the lunar poles such as Shoemaker, all parts of the Moon see around 14.77 days of sunlight, followed by 14.77 days of "night". (The side of the Moon facing away from the Earth is sometimes called the "dark side", which is a misnomer. It receives just as much sunlight as the Earth-facing side - actually slightly more, since the Earth never obscures the Sun from it.)

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Waning Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Refers to a phase of the moon when it is getting smaller (darker).
Book of Shadows
The lunar phase when the moon is getting "smaller" (more crescent-like). This is the time when magick that involves banishing things, breaking habits, and getting rid of things is to be performed. Opposite of waxing.