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anomalistic year

noun, Astronomy
1.
the average interval between consecutive passages of the earth through the perihelion, equivalent to 365.26 days.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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anomalistic year

noun
1.
the interval between two successive passages of the earth through perihelion; 365.25964 mean solar days
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