ca·​len·​dri·​cal | \ kə-ˈlen-dri-kəl How to pronounce calendrical (audio) , ka- \
variants: or less commonly calendric \ kə-​ˈlen-​drik How to pronounce calendrical (audio) , ka-​ \

Definition of calendrical

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

Examples of calendrical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And to account for calendrical drift, when the length of the year doesn't line up with the astronomical calendar (365.24 days, just about), its creators have added an extra week at the end of December every five or six years. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Tired of Leap Day? Wish Christmas was always on a Monday? Get on board with the permanent calendar," 29 Feb. 2020 How’s this for a calendrical trifecta: Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday. Ben Guarino,, "Sunday’s date is a rare, extra-special palindrome," 31 Jan. 2020 Tracing someone’s intellectual interests across a lifetime can be more meaningful than dragging the subject and the reader ever onward through calendrical time. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, "The Real Nature of Thomas Edison’s Genius," 21 Oct. 2019 And yet, once again, when the calendar rolled to August, the news of the new month seemed to come as a complete surprise to local news anchors, many of whom, once again, expressed their dismay over the calendrical wake-up call. Melissa Locker, Time, "Please Enjoy All the Newscasters Totally Incapable of Believing That August Has Arrived," 2 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of calendrical

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calendrical

calendar entry 1 + -ical or -ic entry 1

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“Calendrical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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