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 (ĭn-tûr′kə-lĕr′ē, ĭn′tər-kăl′ə-rē)
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.]


(ɪnˈtɜːkələrɪ) or


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]
inˈtercalarily adv


(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.
[1605–15; < Latin intercalārius=intercal(āre) to intercalate + -ārius -ary]
in•ter′ca•lar`i•ly, adv.


inserted into the calendar, as the twenty-ninth day of February in a leap year. — intercalation, n.intercalative, adj.
See also: Calendar
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"


adjSchalt-; intercalary daySchalttag m
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