Great Year

Science / Astrology / Great Year: The astrological year based on the time it takes Earth's axis to complete on revolution around the pole of the ecliptic, about twenty-five thousand years. A Great Year is divided into twelve 'months' of about two thousand years duration. See also Precession.

Other Words for Great

Great Adjective Synonyms: big, large, huge, immense, enormous, gigantic, giant, grand, extensive, prodigious, colossal, massive, vast, tremendous, spacious, capacious, mammoth, gargantuan, monstrous, titanic, Cyclopean, Brobdingnagian
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New Years Eve

Life Style / Holiday / New Years Eve: A traditional time of celebrating the end of the year and the beginning of a new one. Many people attend parties and celebrations however some treat New Year's Eve as a religious time to pray and medi MORE

New Years Day

Life Style / Holiday / New Years Day: The tradition of ringing in the new year began from the Roman God Janus, who had two faces - one for looking forward the other for looking backward. Julius Caesar, the Roman emperor, decided that the MORE

Odd- Or Even-Year Usage

Life Style / Time Shares / Odd- Or Even-Year Usage: Biennial vacation property ownership where the owner can use his/her property every other year, termed either odd- or even-year depending upon the years when the interval week(s) are used. For instanc MORE

Rolling Year

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Rolling Year: Under FMLA regulations, a rolling year is defined as a 12-month period measured backward from the date an employee first uses leave. MORE

Sidereal Year

Science / Tides and Currents / Sidereal Year: Average period of the revolution of the Earth around the Sun with respect to a fixed star. Its length is approximately 365 .256,4 mean solar days. MORE

Marketing Year

Business / Agriculture / Marketing Year: The 12-month period, generally from the beginning of a new harvest, over which a crop is marketed. For example, for wool, mohair, and Hawaiian sugarcane, the marketing year is January 1-December 31: f MORE

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