anomalistic year


noun Astronomy.

the average interval between consecutive passages of the earth through the perihelion, equivalent to 365.26 days.

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Origin of anomalistic year

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for anomalistic year

anomalistic year

noun

the interval between two successive passages of the earth through perihelion; 365.25964 mean solar days
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