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Related to intercalary: Intercalary Growth, intercalary meristem, Intercalary days, Intercalary month
a. Inserted in the calendar to make the calendar year correspond to the solar year. Used of a day or month.
b. Having such a day or month inserted. Used of a year.
2. Inserted between other elements or parts; interpolated.
[Latin intercalārius, intercalāris, from intercalāre, to intercalate; see intercalate.]
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1. (Horology) (of a day, month, etc) inserted in the calendar
2. (Horology) (of a particular year) having one or more days inserted
3. inserted, introduced, or interpolated
4. (Botany) botany growing between the upper branches and the lower branches or bracts on a stem
[C17: from Latin intercalārius; see intercalate]
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in•ter•ca•lar•y(ɪnˈtɜr kəˌlɛr i, ˌɪn tərˈkæl ə ri)
1. interpolated; interposed.
2. inserted or interpolated in the calendar, as an extra day or month.
3. (of a year) having such an inserted day, month, etc.
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inserted into the calendar, as the twenty-ninth day of February in a leap year. — intercalation, n. — intercalative, adj.See also: Calendar
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|Adj.||1.||intercalary - having a day or month inserted to make the calendar year correspond to the solar year: "Feb. 29 is an intercalary day"; "a leap year is an intercalary year"|
additive - characterized or produced by addition; "an additive process"
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