solar year

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solar year

The period of time required for the earth to make one complete revolution around the sun, measured from one vernal equinox to the next and equal to 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 45.51 seconds. Also called astronomical year, tropical year.

solar year

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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). Compare common year, leap year.
2. a period of the same length in other calendars.
a. a space of 12 calendar months calculated from any point: We expect to finish in a year.
4. Astron.
a. Also called lunar year. a division of time equal to 12 lunar months.
b. Also called solar year. a division of time equal to 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, representing the interval between one vernal equinox and the next.
c. Also called sidereal year. a division of time equal to the solar year plus 20 minutes, the time it takes the earth to complete one revolution around the sun.
5. the time in which any planet completes a revolution around the sun.
6. a full round of the seasons.
7. a period out of every 12 months devoted to a certain pursuit, activity, or the like: the academic year.
8. years,
a. age: a person of her years.
b. old age: a man of years.
c. time; period: the years of hardship.
d. an unusually or markedly long time: We haven't spoken in years.
9. a group of students entering school or college, or those graduating in the same year; class.
year in and year out, regularly through the years. Also, year in, year out.
[before 900; Middle English yeer, Old English gēar, c. Old Saxon, Old High German jār, Old Norse ār, Gothic jer; akin to Greek hôros year]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: year - the time for the earth to make one revolution around the sun, measured between two vernal equinoxessolar 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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Salahuddin Rabbani launched the Tree Planting activity at the Garden of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning by planting an Evergreen tree, on the eve of spring and new solar year of 1397.
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I assume that the visit will take place early in the coming solar year [Iranian calendar year starting March 21, 2018]," ISNA news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi as saying during a press conference in Teharan on Monday.
An Islamic year consistently falls about 11 days short of the solar year.
com/science/year#ref120288) solar year, or tropical year , which represents the amount of time between two vernal equinoxes, or the time when the sun is approximately above the equator.
The Islamic lunar calendar is actually 11 days shorter than the 365-day solar year, which will actually save the kingdom money by cutting salary days for many public servants.
LEAP YEAR DAY, which occurs every four years to make the calendar year "catch up" with the solar year which actually takes 365.
So that dates follow the seasons and synchronise with the solar year (which lasts 365.
The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, and is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year.
3 million from exports of 17,142 tonnes of fresh fruit in the current solar year that ends on March 21.
The entry test for the 1394 solar year will be also held in the near future.

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