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Word of the Day 03/21/20 Intercalary

Intercalary (adjective)
intercalary [ in-tur-kuh-ler-ee, in-ter-kal-uh-ree ]


adjective
1. interpolated; interposed.
2. inserted or interpolated in the calendar, as an extra day or month.
3. having such an inserted day, month, etc., as a particular year.

OTHER WORDS FROM INTERCALARY
in·ter·ca·lar·i·ly, adverb

Origin: 1605–15; < Latin intercalārius, equivalent to intercal(āre) to intercalate + -ārius -ary

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR INTERCALARY
In that year the omission of the intercalary day rendered it necessary to diminish the epacts by unity, or to pass to the line C.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 4|VARIOUS

Only the presence of intercalary cartilages (Fig. 2) suggests relationship of Allophryne to the Hylidae.
SYSTEMATIC STATUS OF A SOUTH AMERICAN FROG, ALLOPHRYNE RUTHVENI GAIGE|JOHN D. LYNCH

The errors have probably arisen from a continued excess of 10 in the discrimination of the intercalary years.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 4|VARIOUS

At that the autobiography stopped short, and the intercalary note began.
THE RESEARCH MAGNIFICENT|H. G. WELLS

These intercalary months were inserted after February 23d, and contained alternately 22 and 23 days.
SELECTIONS FROM VIRI ROMAE|CHARLES FRANOIS L'HOMOND

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