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year

noun [C]  /jɪər/ us  
any period of twelve months, or a particular period of twelve months beginning with January 1: last/next year She brought along her eight-year-old daughter. My parents have been married for 30 years. Richard earned his degree in the year 1995. You can get cheaper fares now, so it’s a good time of year to travel abroad. In a school, a year refers to the part of the year during which courses are taught: September is the start of the new academic year.
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