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common year

an ordinary year of 365 days; a year having no intercalary period.
Compare leap year.
Origin of common year
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This is really the point which determines the common year, or year of the seasons.

  • The common year begins and ends on the same day of the week; but leap year ends one day later than it began.

    Letters on Astronomy Denison Olmsted
  • The common year of the Greeks originally had 360 days—twelve months of thirty days.

    History of Astronomy George Forbes

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