great year

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Definition of great year 

: the period of about 25,800 years required for one complete cycle of the equinoxes around the ecliptic

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Another local who accomplished a great year in athletics and the classroom, Howard turned in a superb season for the Lancers on the diamond and earned a $1,000 transfer scholarship at the year-ending Elizabeth Johnson Scholarships event in late-May. Charles Rich, latimes.com, "College Update: St. Francis product Brandt closes out college days on links," 9 June 2018 Last year, Latin artists took over the global pop scene, and 2018 promises to be another great year for them. Suzette Fernandez, Billboard, "What to Expect From Latin Stars Jennifer Lopez, Maluma, Daddy Yankee and More in 2018," 4 Jan. 2018 Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 saw the greatest year-to-year drop — about 92,000 less than the previous year. Mike Stobbe, chicagotribune.com, "U.S. birth rate hits a 30-year low, despite good economy," 16 May 2018 This would have been a great year for the Blue Team to have avoided a protracted primary fight, but no such luck for them. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Fox News Power Rankings: Hello, Wisconsin," 12 July 2018 Biotech is having a great year on Wall Street, but it’s no thanks to the industry’s household names. Damian Garde, STAT, "Investors are bored with Big Biotech. Here’s a look at the numbers," 28 June 2018 For all that, Howard had a great year statistically and won some games for Charlotte. Scott Fowler, charlotteobserver, "Here’s why the Charlotte Hornets were so desperate to get rid of Dwight Howard," 20 June 2018 From brewery open houses to one of the biggest craft beer festivals in the country, these events make every year a great year for drinking beer in Oregon. Samantha Bakall | The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "12 Oregon beer festivals you won't want to miss in 2018," 17 Jan. 2018 Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 saw the greatest year-to-year drop – about 92,000 less than the previous year. Mike Stobbe, The Christian Science Monitor, "US birth rate declines to 30-year low," 17 May 2018

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circa 1741, in the meaning defined above

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