Definition of year. Meaning of year. Synonyms of year

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Definition of year

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Sidereal Si*de"re*al, a. [L. sidereus, from sidus, sideris, a constellation, a star. Cf. Sideral, Consider, Desire.] 1. Relating to the stars; starry; astral; as, sidereal astronomy. 2. (Astron.) Measuring by the apparent motion of the stars; designated, marked out, or accompanied, by a return to the same position in respect to the stars; as, the sidereal revolution of a planet; a sidereal day. Sidereal clock, day, month, year. See under Clock, Day, etc. Sideral time, time as reckoned by sideral days, or, taking the sidereal day as the unit, the time elapsed since a transit of the vernal equinox, reckoned in parts of a sidereal day. This is, strictly, apparent sidereal time, mean sidereal time being reckoned from the transit, not of the true, but of the mean, equinoctial point.
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Sothiac So"thi*ac, Sothic Soth"ic, a. Of or pertaining to Sothis, the Egyptian name for the Dog Star; taking its name from the Dog Star; canicular. Sothiac, or Sothic, year (Chronol.), the Egyptian year of 365 days and 6 hours, as distinguished from the Egyptian vague year, which contained 365 days. The Sothic period consists of 1,460 Sothic years, being equal to 1,461 vague years. One of these periods ended in July, a. d. 139.

Meaning of year from wikipedia

- A year is the orbital period of a planetary body, for example, the Earth, moving in its orbit around the Sun. Due to the Earth's axial tilt, the course...
- New Year is the time or day currently at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one. Many cultures celebrate the...
- light-year is the distance that light travels in vacuum in one Julian year (365.25 days). Because it includes the word "year", the term light-year is sometimes...
- A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or bis****tile year) is a calendar year that contains an additional day (or, in the case of a lunisolar calendar...
- A fiscal year (or financial year, or sometimes budget year) is used in government accounting, which varies between countries, and for budget purposes...
- model year (sometimes abbreviated "MY") is a method of describing the version of a product which has been produced over multiple years. The model year may...
- That Was the Year That Was (1965) is a live album recorded at the hungry i in San Francisco, containing performances by Tom Lehrer of satiric topical songs...
- Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are moon cycles, based on the lunar calendar or lunisolar calendar. Lunar New Year is particularly...
- article on "year-to-date", but our sister project Wiktionary does: Read the Wiktionary entry on "year-to-date" You can also: Search for Year-to-date in...
- Game of the Year (GotY) is an award given by various award events and media publications to a video game that they feel represented the pinnacle of gaming...