Definition of Gregorian calendar

1. Noun. The solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752.

Definition of Gregorian calendar

1. Proper noun. The calendar currently used in the western world. It replaced the Julian calendar and was devised to halt the slow drift of the vernal equinox towards earlier in the year. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gregorian Calendar

Greenwich Time
Greenwich Time Signal
Greenwich Village
Greg Norman
Gregg Shorthand
Gregor Mendel
Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar month
Gregorian chant
Gregorian mode
Gregorian telescope
Gregory Goodwin Pincus
Gregory I
Gregory John Norman
Gregory Nazianzen
Gregory Pincus
Gregory VII
Gregory XIII
Gregory of Nazianzen
Gregory the Great

Literary usage of Gregorian calendar

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... +1 is written after the years which have the Lunar Equation, and — 1 after those which have the Solar:— year in the gregorian calendar. ..."

2. A New and Complete System of Arithmetick: Composed for the Use of the by Nicolas Pike, Chester Dewey (1822)
"Though the gregorian calendar, or new style, hail long been used throughout the greatest part of Europe, it did not take place in Great Britain and America ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"On the general adoption of the gregorian calendar in relation with that of the universal hour. By Dr. Css. TONDINI DE QUARENGHI. ..."

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