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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heliac  \He"li*ac\,  a. 
  Heliacal. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heliac 
  adj  :  pertaining  to  or  near  the  sun;  especially  the  first  rising 
  of  a  star  after  and  last  setting  before  its 
  invisibility  owing  to  its  conjunction  with  the  sun; 
  "the  heliacal  rising  of  the  Dog  Star";  "the  heliacal  or 
  Sothic  year  is  determined  by  the  heliacal  rising  of 
  Sothis  (the  Egyptian  name  for  the  Dog  Star)  [syn:  {heliacal}] 




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