golden number

noun

a number between 1 and 19, used to indicate the position of any year in the Metonic cycle, calculated as the remainder when 1 is added to the given year and the sum is divided by 19. If the remainder is zero the number is 19the golden number of 1984 is 9

Nearby words

  1. golden lion tamarin,
  2. golden mean,
  3. golden mole,
  4. golden needle mushroom,
  5. golden nematode,
  6. golden oldie,
  7. golden oriole,
  8. golden parachute,
  9. golden perch,
  10. golden pheasant

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