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Overview page. Subjects: History.

Any system for fixing the beginning, length, order, and subdivisions of the year. Calendrical systems have been used by societies since the earliest times, nearly all of them based on one...

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calendar

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 407 words.

The English calendar is based on that devised by Julius Caesar, the ‘Julian calendar’. It has twelve months, beginning

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calendar

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 371 words.

Although the western, Gregorian calendar, or its equivalent, the Indian National Calendar (based on the Śaka era, beginning 78

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calendar

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 372 words.

1 In 1752 Britain changed from the inaccurate Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, which had been used in

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David Hey.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 245 words.

1 In 1752 Britain changed from the inaccurate Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, which had been used in

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CALENDAR

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 1106 words.

The Jewish calendar, though complicated, is so accurate that, unlike the Julian and Gregorian calendars, it has never had to

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calendars

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 85 words.

‘Calendars received about Christmas time should not be hung on the wall till the new year, as it is unlucky

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calendar

Peter Beal.

in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 303 words.

A calendar is some kind of tabular booklet or chart showing the days and months in a year or, alternatively,

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calendarization

Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking. 46 words.

The practice of adjusting financial statements so that the data correspond to a calendar year, rather than to the financial

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calendar

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 640 words.

The standard calendar in use worldwide is based on the Gregorian year, which was adopted in Britain in 1752 when

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calendar

Perrine Mane.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 1040 words.

The calendar that prevailed in the Latin West at the beginning of the Middle Ages underwent several revisions. Under the

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calendar

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 217 words.

These are separate words. Calendar, of course, is the common term, meaning “a register of the days of the

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Calendars

Bingzhong Gao.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1188 words.

A calendar is a standard temporal reference framework that is concerned with time measurement such as how days, months, and

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calendar

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 605 words.

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A formal system for measuring and documenting the passage of time. The basic unit of nearly all known calendars

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calendar

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 105 words.

The calendar in use when Christianity began was that instituted by Julius Caesar in 46 bc. In this the

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calendar

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 106 words.

The calendar in use when Christianity began was that instituted by Julius Caesar in 46 bc. In this the

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calendar

Edited by S. J. Connolly.

in The Oxford Companion to Irish History

January 2002; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 71 words.

By the late 16th century the Julian calendar, introduced by Julius Caesar in 45 bc, was seriously out of

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calendar

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 679 words.

The calendar in use at the time when Christianity began was the Julian, devised by Julius Caesar in 46 bc...

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Calendars

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam. 1062 words.

The word “calendar” refers to different systems of organizing time. In older Islamic sources, the word tārīkh was used for

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calendar

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 332 words.

A scheme for organizing periods of time—days, weeks, months, years—and numbering or naming them. Many different calendars are in use,

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calendar

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 333 words.

A scheme for organizing periods of time—days, weeks, months, years—and numbering or naming them. Many different calendars are in use, but only the ...

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