 Callippic cycle

/keuh lip"ik/, Astron.a period equal to four Metonic cycles less one day, proposed by Callippus to correct the Metonic cycle.[16901700]
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Callippic cycle — In astronomy and calendar studies, the Callippic cycle (or Calippic) is a particular approximate common multiple of the year (specifically the tropical year) and the synodic month, that was proposed by Callippus in 330 BC. It is a period of 76… … Wikipedia
Callippic cycle — /keuh lip ik/, Astron. a period equal to four Metonic cycles less one day, proposed by Callippus to correct the Metonic cycle. [1690 1700] … Useful english dictionary
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Callippus — or Calippus (Greek: Κάλλιπος; ca. 370 BC ndash;ca. 300 BC) was a Greek astronomer and mathematician.He was born at Cyzicus, and studied under Eudoxus of Cnidus at the Academy of Plato. He also worked with Aristotle at the Lyceum, which means that … Wikipedia
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