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almanac

[ awl-muh-nak ]
/ ˈɔl məˌnæk /
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noun

an annual publication containing a calendar for the coming year, the times of such events and phenomena as anniversaries, sunrises and sunsets, phases of the moon, tides, etc., and other statistical information and related topics.
a publication containing astronomical or meteorological information, usually including future positions of celestial objects, star magnitudes, and culmination dates of constellations.
an annual reference book of useful and interesting facts relating to countries of the world, sports, entertainment, etc.

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Origin of almanac

1350–1400; Middle English almenak<Medieval Latin almanach<Spanish Arabic al the + manākh calendar < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for almanac

almanac
/ (ˈɔːlməˌnæk) /

noun

a yearly calendar giving statistical information on events and phenomena, such as the phases of the moon, times of sunrise and sunset, tides, anniversaries, etcAlso (archaic): almanack
C14: from Medieval Latin almanachus, perhaps from Late Greek almenikhiaka
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