What is calendar year?

  • (noun): The year (reckoned from January 1 to December 31) according to Gregorian calendar.
    Synonyms: civil year

Calendar Year

Generally speaking, a calendar year begins on the New Year's Day of the given calendar system and ends on the day before the following New Year's Day. By convention, a calendar year consists of a natural number of days. To reconcile the calendar year with an astronomical cycle (which could not possibly be reckoned in a whole number of days), certain years contain extra days. Through further insertion of non-day units of time, the calendar year can be further synchronized; however, these extra units of time are not considered part of the calendar.

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2006 Battery Directive - Recycling and Collection of Batteries
... Article 3(17) states, " 'collection rate' means, for a given Member State in a given calendar year, the percentage obtained by dividing the weight ...
Calendar Year - Quarters
... The calendar year can be divided into 4 quarters, often abbreviated Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 First quarter from the beginning of January to the end of March Second quarter ...
Australian Masters
... Because the tournament is played late in the calendar year, in November or December, it formed part of the following year's European Tour schedule from 2006 through 2008 ... decision to realign its schedule with the calendar year for 2010, the 2009 event was the first to be part of the current calendar year's tour schedule ...
Presidential Nomination Process (US) - Procedure - Election Calendar
... The entire presidential campaign and election process usually takes almost two years ... of this process are as follows Spring of the previous calendar year – Candidates announce their intentions to run Summer to December of the previous calendar year – Primary and caucus debates January to ...
List Of Myth Busters Episodes
... The show does not follow a typical calendar of on and off air periods ... MythBusters website lists episodes by calendar year ... sells DVD sets for "seasons", which sometimes follow the calendar year and sometimes do not ...

Famous quotes containing the words year and/or calendar:

    We have good reason to believe that memories of early childhood do not persist in consciousness because of the absence or fragmentary character of language covering this period. Words serve as fixatives for mental images. . . . Even at the end of the second year of life when word tags exist for a number of objects in the child’s life, these words are discrete and do not yet bind together the parts of an experience or organize them in a way that can produce a coherent memory.
    Selma H. Fraiberg (20th century)

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    Clifton Fadiman (b. 1904)