Meaning of YEAR in English



Time required for the Earth to travel once around the Sun, slightly less than 36514 days.

This fractional number makes necessary the periodic adjustment of days in any calendar that is to be kept in step with the seasons. In the Gregorian calendar , a common year contains 365 days, and every fourth year is a leap year of 366 days except for any year that is divisible by 100 but not divisible by 400 (e.g., 1900 was not a leap year).


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Constitution of the Year VIII

Five Year Plans

light year

New Year's Day

Year 2000 bug

{{link=Hundred Years' War">Hundred Years' War

Seven Years' War

Thirty Years' War

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