equinoctial year

year (def. 4b).

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  • equinoctial year — see YEAR (sense 2) n …   English World dictionary

  • equinoctial year — noun the time for the earth to make one revolution around the sun, measured between two vernal equinoxes • Syn: ↑solar year, ↑tropical year, ↑astronomical year • Hypernyms: ↑year …   Useful english dictionary

  • equinoctial year — noun solar year …   Wiktionary

  • equinoctial year — noun another term for solar year …   English new terms dictionary

  • year — /year/, n. 1. a period of 365 or 366 days, in the Gregorian calendar, divided into 12 calendar months, now reckoned as beginning Jan. 1 and ending Dec. 31 (calendar year or civil year). Cf. common year, leap year. 2. a period of approximately the …   Universalium

  • year — or sidereal year [yir] n. [ME yere < OE gear, akin to Ger jahr < IE * yēro , year, summer (> Gr hōros, time, year, OSlav jara, spring) < base * ei , to go (> L ire, to go): basic sense “that which passes”] 1. a) a period of 365… …   English World dictionary

  • equinoctial — adj. & n. adj. 1 happening at or near the time of an equinox (equinoctial gales). 2 of or relating to equal day and night. 3 at or near the (terrestrial) equator. n. (in full equinoctial line) = celestial equator. Phrases and idioms: equinoctial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • year — n. 1 (also astronomical year, equinoctial year, natural year, solar year, tropical year) the time occupied by the earth in one revolution round the sun, 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds in length (cf. sidereal year). 2 (also calendar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Equinoctial — E qui*noc tial, a. [L. aequinoctials, fr. aequinoctium equinox: cf. F. [ e]quinoxial. See {Equinox}.] 1. Pertaining to an equinox, or the equinoxes, or to the time of equal day and night; as, the equinoctial line. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Equinoctial colure — Equinoctial E qui*noc tial, a. [L. aequinoctials, fr. aequinoctium equinox: cf. F. [ e]quinoxial. See {Equinox}.] 1. Pertaining to an equinox, or the equinoxes, or to the time of equal day and night; as, the equinoctial line. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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