anomalistic year

noun

Definition of anomalistic year

: the time of the earth's revolution from perihelion to perihelion again, being 365 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes, and 53.1 seconds

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First Known Use of anomalistic year

circa 1780, in the meaning defined above

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“Anomalistic year.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anomalistic%20year. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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