great year


noun Astronomy.


Nearby words

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  2. great white shark,
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  8. great-aunt,
  9. great-circle sailing,
  10. great-circle track

Origin of great year

First recorded in 1905–10

Great Year

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for great year

great year

noun

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