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  • adj. Based upon a common multiple of the year and the month

Etymologies

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For Callippus Greek astronomer and mathematician

Examples

  • The complicated meshing of the gears is a physical representation of the so-called Callippic and saros astronomical cycles.

    The Antikythera Mechanism

  • In the Callippic cycle, for example, the sun, moon and Earth return to the same relative orientations four times in 76 years minus one day.

    The Antikythera Mechanism

  • Callippic cycle, as well as the names of other games in ancient Greece, and probably used to track dates of the ancient Olympic games.

    MAKE Magazine

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