Meaning of “calendar year” in the English Dictionary

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"calendar year" in British English

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calendar yearnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæl.ən.də ˌjɪər/ us /ˈkæl.ən.dɚ ˌjɪr/

Examples from literature

  • During peace the Secretary of War can order any Reserve Officer to duty for instruction for a period not to exceed fifteen days in any one calendar year. 
  • In special and meritorious cases where to limit the annual leave to fourteen days in any one calendar year would work peculiar hardship, it may, in the discretion of the of the department, be extended. 
  • It saves much trouble when dealing with an agency to have subscriptions coincide with the calendar year, disregarding the volume arrangements of the publishers. 
  • We shall consider them in the order in which they occur in the calendar year. 
  • While January is the first month of the calendar year, it happens to be the fourth month of the A.M.A.'s fiscal year. 

(Definition of “calendar year” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"calendar year" in Business English

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calendar yearnoun [ C ]

uk us

a period of 365 or 366 days, starting on January 1st and ending on December 31st. In the US a particular calendar year can be referred to as 'calendar 2011, 2012, etc.':

The fund has convincingly beaten its peers over each of the past three calendar years.
The brokerage raised the company's EPS calendar 2012 estimate to $0.90 from $0.85.

(Definition of “calendar year” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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