intercalary[in tʉr′kə ler′ē]
intercalary definition by Webster's New World
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- added to the calendar: said of a day, month, etc. inserted in a calendar year to make it correspond to the solar year
- having such a day, month, etc. added: said of a year
- interpolated or inserted
Origin: Classical Latin intercalarius, intercalaris ; from intercalare: see intercalate
intercalary definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. Inserted in the calendar to make the calendar year correspond to the solar year. Used of a day or month.b. Having such a day or month inserted. Used of a year.
- Inserted between other elements or parts; interpolated.
Origin: Latin intercalārius, intercalāris, from intercalāre, to intercalate; see intercalate.
intercalary - Medical Definition
Occurring between two others, as an upstroke between two normal pulse beats in a pulse tracing.