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winter solstice

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. In the Northern Hemisphere, the solstice that occurs on or about December 22.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The moment when the Earth is in that point of its orbit where the northern or southern hemisphere is most inclined away from the sun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Solstice, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. December 22, when the sun is at its southernmost point

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