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Meaning of LEAP YEAR

Pronunciation:  leep yeer

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  in the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years not divisible by 400
 Synonyms: 366 days, bissextile year, intercalary year
 See Also: twelvemonth, year, yr



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

Note: Every year whose number is divisible by four without a
      remainder is a leap year, excepting the full centuries,
      which, to be leap years, must be divisible by 400
      without a remainder. If not so divisible they are
      common years. 1900, therefore, is not a leap year.

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