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tropical year

year (def 4b).
Origin of tropical year
1585-95 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tropical year
  • The locals are friendly, the food is good, and the weather is tropical year-round.
  • The five or six extra days needed to approximate the solar or tropical year were placed after the months at the end of each year.
  • The north has a more temperate climate, while the south is more tropical year round.
British Dictionary definitions for tropical year

tropical year

another name for solar year See year (sense 4)
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tropical year in Science
tropical year  
A solar year. See under solar time.
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