from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The period of time required for the earth to make one complete revolution around the sun, measured from one vernal equinox to the next and equal to 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 45.51 seconds.

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  • noun The time it takes the Earth to pass once around the Sun, for instance from vernal equinox to vernal equinox.

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  • noun the time for the earth to make one revolution around the sun, measured between two vernal equinoxes


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