Definition of Tropical year

1. Noun. The time for the earth to make one revolution around the sun, measured between two vernal equinoxes.

Exact synonyms: Astronomical Year, Equinoctial Year, Solar Year
Generic synonyms: Year



Definition of Tropical year

1. Noun. The time that it takes for the Sun to return to the same position along the ecliptic, as viewed from the Earth, especially: ¹

2. Noun. A vernal equinox year, the time between two successive vernal equinoxes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Tropical year

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1. A Short History of Astronomy by Arthur Berry (1899)
"Hence it becomes necessary to recognise, as Hipparchus did, two different kinds of year, the tropical year or period required by the sun to return to the ..."

2. A Short History of Astronomy by Arthur Berry (1899)
"Hence it becomes necessary to recognise, as Hipparchus did, two different kinds of year, the tropical year or period required by the sun to return to ..."

3. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"tropical year must be used. This is, indeed, the year in common use and, unless otherwise specified, the term year means the tropical year. 117. ..."

4. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"... ме EAX. solar or tropical year, which contains 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 57 seconds ; and is the only proper or natural year, because it always ..."

5. Outlines of Astronomy by John Frederick William Herschel (1869)
"Their return is regulated by the tropical year, or the interval betwcen two ... And thus arises a variation in the tropical year, which is dependent on the ..."

6. General Astronomy by Harold Spencer Jones (1922)
"In fact the tropical year : 360° - 50"-22 = sidereal year : 360°. A third year is obtained by taking as starting-point the perihelion of the Earth's orbit. ..."

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