intercalary

intercalary

[in-tur-kuh-ler-ee, in-ter-kal-uh-ree]
adjective
1.
interpolated; interposed.
2.
inserted or interpolated in the calendar, as an extra day or month.
3.
having such an inserted day, month, etc., as a particular year.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin intercalārius, equivalent to intercal(āre) to intercalate + -ārius -ary

intercalarily, adverb
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intercalary (ɪnˈtɜːkələrɪ)
 
adj
1.  (of a day, month, etc) inserted in the calendar
2.  (of a particular year) having one or more days inserted
3.  inserted, introduced, or interpolated
4.  botany growing between the upper branches and the lower branches or bracts on a stem
 
[C17: from Latin intercalārius; see intercalate]
 
in'tercalarily
 
adv

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intercalary in·ter·ca·lar·y (ĭn-tûr'kə-lěr'ē, ĭn'tər-kāl'ə-rē)
adj.
Occurring between two others, as an upstroke between two normal pulse beats in a pulse tracing.

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