inserted or interpolated in the calendar, as an extra day or month.
having such an inserted day, month, etc., as a particular year.
Origin of intercalary
1605–15;Related formsin·ter·ca·lar·i·ly, adverb
< Latin intercalārius,
equivalent to intercal(āre
) to intercalate
+ -ārius -ary
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Derived Formsintercalarily, adverb
(of a day, month, etc) inserted in the calendar
(of a particular year) having one or more days inserted
inserted, introduced, or interpolated
botany growing between the upper branches and the lower branches or bracts on a stem
Word Origin for intercalary
C17: from Latin intercalārius; see intercalate
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Word Origin and History for intercalary
1610s, from Latin intercalarius, from intercalare (see intercalate).
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Occurring between two others, as an upstroke between two normal pulse beats in a pulse tracing.
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