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Definition of the noun anomalistic year

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  1. time of the earth's revolution from perihelion to perihelion again; 365 days and 6 hr and 13 min and 53.1 sec
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic word: year = the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun

Alternative definition of the noun anomalistic year


  1. The time taken for the Earth to complete one revolution with respect to its apsides, usually defined as the time between perihelion passages.

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Google previewAn Introduction to Astronomy (1906)

by Forest Ray Moulton

The anomalistic year is the time that it takes the earth to move from the perihelion of its orbit to the perihelion again.

Google previewDictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy (2001)

by Richard A. Matzner

anomalistic year See year. anomalous resistivity For a 17.

Google previewMarine Affairs Dictionary (2004)

Terms, Concepts, Laws, Court Cases, and International Conventions and Agreements by Niels West

ANOMALISTIC YEAR: The time it takes for the Earth to move from one ...

Google previewDictionary of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, According to the Latest Improvements and Discoveries (1823)

by James Mitchell

Anomalistic YEAR, is the interval which is occupied by the sun in passing from apogee to apogee, or from perigee to perigee: it is greater than the sidereal year by the time required to describe the annual progression of the apogee. The length ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Space and Astronomy (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

anomalistic year mean time interval between successive passages of the Moon through its closest point to Earth (perigee), about 27.555 days. anomalistic year See YEAR. anomaly 1. (aerospace operations) A deviation from the normal or ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

The first of these is called the solar year; the second the sidereal year; and the third the anomalistic year. So that the solar year is 20 minutes 29 seconds shorter than the sidereal; and the sidereal year is four minutes 36 seconds shorter than ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

nearly the time from r to S : but this time is less than half an anomalistic year, which is 182d. 15h. 7m. 1 s., as has been ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Astronomy (2012)

by Ian Ridpath

anomalistic year The interval of time between successive passages of the Earth through the perihelion of its orbit, equal to 365.2596 days. Due to ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

Anomalistic year (see Anomaly); Astronomical year,the interval between one vernalequinox and thenext, oronecomplete mean apparent circuit ofthe ecliptic by the sun,or mean motion through 360° of longitude—365 days, 5 hours,48 minutes, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Americana : a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time (1836)

It is necessary to observe the difference between the tropical, sidereal and anomalistic year. The astronomical year is also called tropical, because its duration depends on the return of the sun to the equinoxes or the tropics. This differs from ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art (1875)

Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox

Anomalistic Year. The interval of time in which the earth completes a revolution with respect to any point in its elliptic orbit. The tropical year is measured by the return of the earth to the same equinox; the sidereal year by its return to the same ...

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