Definition of Gregorian

1. Adjective. Of or relating to Pope Gregory I or to the plainsong chants of the Roman Catholic Church.

Partainyms: Gregorian Chant, Gregory I
Derivative terms: Gregory

2. Adjective. Of or relating to Pope Gregory XIII or the calendar he introduced in 1582.
Partainyms: Gregorian Calendar, Gregory Xiii
Derivative terms: Gregory

Definition of Gregorian

1. a. Pertaining to, or originated by, some person named Gregory, especially one of the popes of that name.

Definition of Gregorian

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a person named Gregory, especially any of the popes of that name. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Gregorian calendar. ¹

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Medical Definition of Gregorian

1. Pertaining to, or originated by, some person named Gregory, especially one of the popes of that name. Gregorian calendar, the calendar as reformed by Pope Gregory XIII. In 1582, including the method of adjusting the leap years so as to harmonize the civil year with the solar, and also the regulation of the time of Easter and the movable feasts by means of epochs. See Gregorian year (below). Gregorian chant, a form of reflecting telescope, named from Prof. James Gregory, of Edinburgh, who perfected it in 1663. A small concave mirror in the axis of this telescope, having its focus coincident with that of the large reflector, transmits the light received from the latter back through a hole in its center to the eyepiece placed behind it. Gregorian year, the year as now reckoned according to the Gregorian calendar. Thus, every year, of the current reckoning, which is divisible by 4, except those divisible by 100 aud not by 400, has 366 days; all other years have 365 days. See Bissextile, and Note under Style. Origin: NL. Gregorianus, fr. Gregorius Gregory, Gr., cf. F. Gregorien. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gregorian

gregarine movement
greige goods

Literary usage of Gregorian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"gregorian chant, a melody in the gregorian style. — gregorian Church, the original ... gregorian epoch, the time from which the gregorian calendar or ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"He attributes the introduction of the sharp into the gregorian scales to the ... By his writings the issue of gregorian restoration was forced upon the ..."

3. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1832)
"On the Light of the Cassegrainian Telescope, compared with that of the gregorian. By Captain Henry Kater, Brigade-Major. Communicated by the Right Hon. ..."

4. The Musical World (1851)
"It hail not, however, occurred to them to assert that the gregorian Chants were ... And further on, after a laudation of the gregorian Chants, it continues ..."

5. Travel and Talk, 1885-93-95: My Hundred Thousand Miles of Travel Through by Hugh Reginald Haweis (1897)
"It is difficult to realise the effect produced by Augustine and his monks, when they landed in Britain, chanting the ancient gregorian chants. ..."

6. Ferguson's Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics by James Ferguson (1806)
"The following table, founded upon the computations of Dr. Smith, contains all the dimensions of gregorian telescopes, and is more comprehensive and accurate ..."

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