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Meaning of GREGORIAN CALENDAR

Pronunciation:  gri'gowreeun 'kalundur

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 AD to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752
 
 Synonyms: New Style
 
 See Also: Apr, April, Aug, August, church calendar, Dec, December, ecclesiastical calendar, Feb, February, Jan, January, July, June, Mar, March, May, Nov, November, Oct, October, Sep, Sept, September, solar calendar

 

 

 

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