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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.
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solar year

(Astronomy) See year4
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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]
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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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I am owner of the sphere, Of the seven stars and the solar year, Of Caesar's hand, and Plato's brain, Of Lord Christ's heart, and Shakspeare's strain.
The Jalali calendar working according to the solar year gives an error of one day in 5,000 years, while today's civil Gregorian calendar gives an error of one day in 3,330 years.
Usually, the birth anniversary of Allah Almighty's last Messenger is observed on every 12th of Rabiul Awwal (Lunar Calendar), the third month of Islamic calendar year, but the Eidgah shrine has also the honour to celebrate the day as per the solar year.
The Gregorian calendar, used by most of the world, also doesn't match up exactly with a solar year. Because of this, there are leap days about 24 times a century, according to the Atlantic.
Baisakhi is an ancient harvest festival which marks the beginning of a new solar year and harvest season.
The Diwali is usually celebrated in the month of October or November, which is the last day of the solar year followed by the Hindus.
The lunar year is about 11 days shorter than the solar year.
More than 740 people have been detained in connection with trafficking narcotics in capital Kabul and provinces the last solar year that ended on March 21, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) has said.
Celebrating Christmas on January 7 dates back to 1582 when astronomy scientists during the Roman pope Gregory XIII's era noticed a mistake in calculating the length of the Greek solar year. It was believed that the Greek solar year lasted for 365 days, and six hours, according to the Julian calendar, meaning that Christmas celebrations should take place on December 25.
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.

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