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a.1.Of or pertaining to Calippus, an Athenian astronomer.
Calippic period
a period of seventy-six years, proposed by Calippus, as an improvement on the Metonic cycle, since the 6940 days of the Metonic cycle exceeded 19 years by about a quarter of a day, and exceeded 235 lunations by something more.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.