Definition of calendrical in English:

calendrical

adjective

  • See calendar

    • ‘One popular theory, as mentioned on the apocalyptic page linked above, is that a great cataclysmic event will occur on December 21, 2012, when the Mayan calendrical cycle is said to end.’
    • ‘If Ramadan is the most extended period of religious intensity, other major calendrical events are Hari Raya Korban (The Day of Sacrifice) and Mohammed's birthday, which will only be briefly touched on here.’
    • ‘A calendrical twist of fate found us celebrating Christmas this year on the middle day of December.’
    • ‘Sohmer thinks that Brutus is meant to seem confused and he argues convincingly that editors should restore the Folio text which makes clear Shakespeare's allusion to calendrical disjunctions.’
    • ‘This is particularly true of calendrical rites, ceremonies that were among the central acts of lowland Maya kingship, in which kings ritually reordered the universe, reaffirming and reinitiating the movement and cycles of time.’
    • ‘There survives the famous first century bce Celtic calendar (the Coligny Calendar) which, as soon as it was first discovered in 1897, was seen to have parallels to Vedic calendrical computations.’
    • ‘It was understood that a large percentage of the glyphs on any given Maya monument were dates - dates, moreover, that placed each object within an elaborate and incredibly precise series of calendrical cycles.’
    • ‘They sought to transform such pagan revelries into the feast of Christ's circumcision, a calendrical amputation that proved spectacularly unsuccessful.’
    • ‘Celebrations usually mark rites of passage in the lives of Saint Lucians - christenings, first communions, confirmations, weddings, and funerals - while calendrical events are not especially marked.’
    • ‘The Maya developed a complex system of hieroglyphic writing to record not only astronomical observations and calendrical calculations, but also historical and genealogical information.’
    • ‘In contrast, Stern shows us that both this presumed unity of Jewish calendrical practice, as well as the date and manner of the shift from observation to calculation, are incorrect and reflect only the imaginings of the rabbinic movement.’
    • ‘It is not insignificant that we can so easily locate Pepys in calendrical time, compare his vicissitudes to the unfolding of historical events that he also records, and visualize his movements against a map of Restoration London.’
    • ‘This is, of course, plentifully visible in Indian music, poetry, painting and in other cultural fields, and all this relates indirectly to Akbar's attempt at calendrical unity which was a part of his general multicultural philosophy.’
    • ‘After some elaborate prolegomena, the book follows a calendrical sequence, each poem dated and grouped by month so that the events of a hundred years follow a seasonal ebb and flow, not chronology.’
    • ‘It was not until the year 1999 that the origin of the calendrical term ‘Blue Moon ‘was at long last discovered.’’
    • ‘I think 13-moons would work better as a global standard over the Gregorian (which anyone can still choose to observe, just as the Chinese, Hebrews, Muslims, etc use their own calendrical systems in addition to the Gregorian).’
    • ‘But, said the magazine's founder Charles Federer, ‘even if the calendrical meaning is new, I don't see any harm in it.’
    • ‘People wrote all sorts of things in the margins of their books: often little calendrical notes, but sometimes whole love poems or diary entries.’
    • ‘Scholars of the time were able to decipher calendrical passages in Maya inscriptions, but little else, and Spinden and his colleagues were keenly aware of the extraordinary intricacies implicit in the Maya calendar.’
    • ‘Based on the central prominence of the spleen/stomach, Dr. Li also made use of wu-xing/five phase principles and Chinese calendrical calculation in his diagnosis and treatment plans.’
    • ‘The Chronograph of Rome, a kind of calendar compiled for Roman Christians around the same time, lists Roman holidays, burial dates of Roman bishops and martyrs, and the birth of Christ, all in calendrical, not historical, order.’
    • ‘Nothing was as it appeared to be: the ‘kings’ were not kings but priests engaged in obscure calendrical rituals in places that were not cities but ‘empty ceremonial centers.’’

Pronunciation

calendrical

/kaˈlɛndrɪk(ə)l/