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  • List of leap years — In the Gregorian calendar, the current standard calendar in most of the world, most years that are divisible by 4 are leap years. In a leap year, the month of February has 29 days instead of 28. This compensates for the fact that a solar year is… …   Wikipedia

  • Leap year — Bissextile; a year containing 366 days; every fourth year which leaps over a day more than a common year, giving to February twenty nine days. See {Bissextile}. [1913 Webster] Note: Every year whose number is divisible by four without a remainde …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leap year — leap years N COUNT A leap year is a year which has 366 days. The extra day is the 29th February. There is a leap year every four years …   English dictionary

  • Leap year — A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing one or more extra days (or, in the case of lunisolar calendars, an extra month) in order to keep the calendar year synchronised with the astronomical or seasonal year. For example, in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Leap week calendar — A leap week calendar is a calendar system with a whole number of weeks every year, and with every year starting on the same weekday. Most leap week calendars are proposed reforms to the civil calendar, but some such as the ISO week number… …   Wikipedia

  • leap year —    The dominant belief about leap year is that it is the only time that a woman may propose marriage to a man, rather than what was considered to be the natural order of things: the other way round. This was often called The Ladies Privilege . At …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • leap year — ► NOUN ▪ a year, occurring once every four years, which has 366 days including 29 February as an intercalary day. ORIGIN probably from the fact that feast days after February in a leap year fell two days later than in the previous year, rather… …   English terms dictionary

  • leap year — leap′ year n. 1) hor (in the Gregorian calendar) a year that contains 366 days, with February 29 as an additional day: occurring in years whose last two digits are evenly divisible by four, except for centenary years not divisible by 400 2) hor a …   From formal English to slang

  • Day — For other uses, see Day (disambiguation). Water, Rabbit, and Deer: three of the 20 day symbols in the Aztec calendar, from the Aztec calendar stone. A day is a unit of time, commonly defined as an interval equal to 24 hours …   Wikipedia

  • Leap second — A leap second is a one second adjustment that keeps broadcast standards for time of day close to mean solar time. Broadcast standards for civil time are based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a time standard which is maintained using… …   Wikipedia

  • leap year — A year of 366 days, occurring after a sequence of three common years, that is, years of 365 days, the extra day of the leap year being the 29th day of February. By the statute 21 Henry III, it was provided that in certain cases of pleading, where …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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