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Meaning of INTERCALARY

Pronunciation:  in'turku`leree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  added or having an addition to make the calender year correspond to the solar year; "Feb. 29 is an intercalary day"; "leap year is an intercalary year"
 

INTERCALARY is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: added
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*ter"ca*la*ry\ (?; 277), a. [L. intercalaris,
intercalarius: cf. F. intercalaire. See {Intercalate}.]
1. (Chron.) Inserted or introduced among others in the
   calendar; as, an intercalary month, day, etc.; -- now
   applied particularly to the odd day (Feb. 29) inserted in
   the calendar of leap year. See {Bissextile}, n.

2. Introduced or inserted among others; additional;
   supernumerary. ``Intercalary spines.'' --Owen.

         This intercalary line . . . is made the last of a
         triplet.                              --Beattie.

{Intercalary day} (Med.), one on which no paroxysm of an
   intermittent disease occurs. --Mayne.

 

 

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