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the Gregorian calendar

noun [S] uk   /ɡrɪˌɡɔː.ri.ənˈkæl.ɪn.dər/ us    /-ˌɡɔːr.i.ənˈkæl.ɪn.dɚ/
the system used in many parts of the world to divide the 365 days of the year into weeks and months, and to number the years
Translations of “the Gregorian calendar”
in Chinese (Traditional) 格列高利歷,公歷,陽曆…
in Chinese (Simplified) 格列高利历,公历,阳历…
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