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great year

1

noun

, Astronomy.


Great Year

2

great year

noun

  1. one complete cycle of the precession of the equinoxes; about 25 800 years


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Word History and Origins

Origin of great year1

First recorded in 1905–10

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Example Sentences

Union Academy Charter School appears to have removed his page on its website, where he had written about his excitement for “a great year with great students.”

Eighteen hundred and five, besides being the great year of Trafalgar, was a year of hard fighting in India.

Until the great year of 1789, the town, by royal edict, enjoyed complete immunity from taxation.

As to the great year, some make it to consist of eight years solar, some of nineteen, others of fifty-nine.

The word rendered rams is jubilee, the same as that given to the great Year of Release.

For that was the great year of the struggle over the state-wide prohibition law.

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