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solar year

year (def 4b). Unabridged
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  • Five rogue days were tacked on the end of the cycle to complete the solar year.
  • These dates coincide with none of the four great hinges on which the solar year revolves, to wit, the solstices and the equinoxes.
  • They predicted eclipses, explained the movements of planets, and devised a sophisticated calendar of the solar year.
  • Finding a system that reconciled the lunar year with the solar year was the great challenge of calendar-making.
  • Astronomy was sufficiently understood for the accurate measurement of time in the divisions of the solar year.
British Dictionary definitions for solar year

solar year

See year (sense 4)
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solar year in Science
solar year  
See under solar time.
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