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anomalistic year

noun, Astronomy
the average interval between consecutive passages of the earth through the perihelion, equivalent to 365.26 days.
Origin of anomalistic year
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We have the even longer anomalistic year, from perihelion to perihelion.
  • Therefore, the anomalistic year is slightly longer than the sidereal year.
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anomalistic year

the interval between two successive passages of the earth through perihelion; 365.25964 mean solar days
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