intercalation

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in·ter·ca·late

 (ĭn-tûr′kə-lāt′)
tr.v. in·ter·ca·lat·ed, in·ter·ca·lat·ing, in·ter·ca·lates
1. To insert (a day or month) in a calendar.
2. To insert, interpose, or interpolate.

[Latin intercalāre, intercalāt- : inter-, inter- + calāre, to proclaim; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

in·ter′ca·la′tion n.
in·ter′ca·la′tive adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intercalation - an insertion into a calendar
calendar - a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
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intercalation

[ɪnˌtɜːkəˈleɪʃən] Nintercalación f
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Although this was below growth achieved in January, year-to-year comparisons are distorted because February 2016 was a leap month, IATA said.
Although this was below growth achieved in January, year-to-year comparisons are distorted because February 2016 was a leap month. Adjusting for the one fewer day this year, the underlying growth rate was estimated at 8.6 per cent, just under January's increase of 8.9 per cent.
15 In the traditional Chinese calendar (and in the Hebrew and Hindu calendars) a whole leap month, rather than just a day, is added to the year.