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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Almanac  \Al"ma*nac\  (?;  277),  n.  [LL.  almanac,  almanach:  cf  F. 
  almanach  Sp  almanaque  It  almanacco  all  of  uncertain 
  origin.] 
  A  book  or  table,  containing  a  calendar  of  days,  and  months, 
  to  which  astronomical  data  and  various  statistics  are  often 
  added,  such  as  the  times  of  the  rising  and  setting  of  the  sun 
  and  moon,  eclipses,  hours  of  full  tide,  stated  festivals  of 
  churches,  terms  of  courts,  etc 
 
  {Nautical  almanac},  an  almanac,  or  year  book,  containing 
  astronomical  calculations  (lunar,  stellar,  etc.),  and 
  other  information  useful  to  mariners. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  almanac 
  n  1:  an  annual  publication  including  weather  forecasts  and  other 
  miscellaneous  information  arranged  according  to  the 
  calendar  of  a  given  year  [syn:  {farmer's  calendar}] 
  2:  an  annual  publication  containing  tabular  information  in  a 
  particular  field  or  fields  arranged  according  to  the 
  calendar  of  a  given  year 




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