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abbreviation for


var. of deca- before a vowel: decathlon.


or Dec.,



1. deceased.
2. declension.
3. decrease.
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Noun1.Dec - the last (12th) month of the yearDec - the last (12th) month of the year  
Gregorian calendar, New Style calendar - the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752
December 31, New Year's Eve - the last day of the year
Christmas Day, Dec 25, Xmas, Christmas - a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
Christmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Noel, Yule, Yuletide - period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
Gregorian calendar month - a month in the Gregorian calendar
mid-December - the middle part of December
2.dec - (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
angular distance - the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer; "he recorded angular distances between the stars"
شَهْر كانون ثانٍ


abbr of DecemberDez.


abbr of deceasedgest.


written abbreviation
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