calendrical

adjective
ca·​len·​dri·​cal | \kə-ˈlen-dri-kəl, ka-\
variants: or less commonly calendric \-​drik \

Definition of calendrical 

: of, relating to, characteristic of, or used in a calendar

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Start counting with Friday, there are 11 days from now through Labor Day, the symbolic (though neither calendrical nor meteorological) end of summer in Milwaukee. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Grabbing the last of summer fun of Milwaukee, one day at a time," 24 Aug. 2017 There, at the top of New Mexico’s Fajada Butte, Sofaer found what’s known as the Sun Dagger, a calendrical marking created from two spirals etched into the rock. National Geographic, "Vernal Equinox 2018: Facts About the First Day of Spring," 20 Mar. 2018 The calendrical coincidence combining nationalism and religion encapsulates the seething divide over Jerusalem, the seat of Israel’s government and the location of major holy sites sacred to Muslims, Christians and Jews. Isabel Kershner, New York Times, "A Quiet Jerusalem Neighborhood Gets a U.S. Embassy, and a Spotlight," 26 Feb. 2018 The calendrical naming indicates something of the seriousness with which those events were viewed. Teju Cole, New York Times, "Pictures in the Aftermath," 11 Apr. 2017 There, at the top of New Mexico’s Fajada Butte, Sofaer found what’s known as the Sun Dagger, a calendrical marking created from two spirals etched into the rock. National Geographic, "First Day of Spring Marked With Sun Daggers, Light Snakes," 17 Mar. 2016 But colonial-era documents suggest that khipus had many uses in both the pre-Hispanic and colonial period that went beyond accounting, including to keep calendrical information and to tell historical narratives. William Neuman, New York Times, "Untangling an Accounting Tool and an Ancient Incan Mystery," 2 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of calendrical

1832, in the meaning defined above

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