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astronomical year

year (def 4b).
Origin of astronomical year
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Do all that you can to teach the signs of the zodiac, the days of the seasons, and all the doings of the astronomical year.

    Winter Dallas Lore Sharp
  • His astronomer, by name Sosigenes, did his best, but assumed the astronomical year to be 11 min.

    More Science From an Easy Chair Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
  • It appears that in China there is no attempt to make the civil year or year of the calendar coincide with the astronomical year.

    More Science From an Easy Chair Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
British Dictionary definitions for astronomical year

astronomical year

another name for year See year (sense 4)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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astronomical year in Science
astronomical year  
A solar year. See under solar time.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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