Definition of Julian calendar

1. Noun. The solar calendar introduced in Rome in 46 b.c. by Julius Caesar and slightly modified by Augustus, establishing the 12-month year of 365 days with each 4th year having 366 days and the months having 31 or 30 days except for February.

Exact synonyms: Old Style Calendar
Generic synonyms: Solar Calendar



Definition of Julian calendar

1. Noun. The calendar which was used in the western world before the present-day Gregorian calendar. The Julian calendar differed in having all multiple-of-4 years as leap years. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Julian Calendar

Jul.
Jules
Jules Alfred Huot de Goncourt
Jules Feifer
Jules Verne
Jules de Goncourt
Juley
Julia
Julia Evelina Smith
Julia Ward Howe
Julia set
Julia sets
Julian
Julian Bond
Julian calendar (current term)
Julian date
Julian year
Julian years
Juliana
Julianna
Julianne
Julie
Julies
Juliet
Juliet cap
Juliett
Julio-Claudian
Julio Iglesias
Julissa

Literary usage of Julian calendar

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1. A Short History of Astronomy by Arthur Berry (1899)
"The new system began with the year 45 Bc, and soon spread, under the name of the Julian calendar, over the civilised world. 22. To avoid returning to the ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"Such a cycle exists for the Julian calendar and comprises 532 years. Besides this cycle there is another, consisting of eighty- four years, ..."

3. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, Henry Jackson (1904)
"The formation of the Julian calendar is the meeting point of a traditional calendar based on a rough astronomy with which it had long since lost contact, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In 1577 the proposed change was adopted by all the Catholic princes; and in 1582 Gregory issued a brief abolishing the Julian calendar in all Catholic ..."

5. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1859)
"(Julian calendar.) Is reality, by such a mode of reckoning as we have described, the circle of the seasons would not come round exactly. ..."

6. A Treatise on Astronomy by Elias Loomis (1868)
"The Julian calendar.—The interval between two successive returns of the sun to the vernal equinox, is called a tropical year. Its average length expressed ..."

7. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1857)
"(Julian calendar.) IN reality, by such a mode of reckoning as we have described, the circle of the seasons would not come round exactly. ..."

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