astronomical year


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astronomical year

astronomical year

n
(Units) another name for year See year4
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Noun1.astronomical year - the time for the earth to make one revolution around the sun, measured between two vernal equinoxesastronomical year - the time for the earth to make one revolution around the sun, measured between two vernal equinoxes
year - the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun; "a Martian year takes 687 of our days"
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astronomical year

nSternjahr nt
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The Romans determined that a 365-day calendar didn't exactly coincide with the astronomical year, and in 46 B.
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