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Almanac

Al′ma-nac

(?; 277)
,
Noun.
[LL.
almanac
,
almanach
: cf. F.
almanach
, Sp.
almanaque
, It.
almanacco
, all of uncertain origin.]
A book or table, containing a calendar of days, and months, to which astronomical data and various statistics are often added, such as the times of the rising and setting of the sun and moon, eclipses, hours of full tide, stated festivals of churches, terms of courts, etc.
Nautical almanac
,
an almanac, or year book, containing astronomical calculations (lunar, stellar, etc.), and other information useful to mariners.

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almanac

almanac

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almanac (plural almanacs)

  1. (astronomy, navigation) A book or table listing nautical, astronomical, astrological or other events for the year; sometimes, but not essentially, containing historical and statistical information.
  2. A handbook, typically published annually, containing information on a particular subject

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