What is another word for Bissextile?

Pronunciation: [bˈɪsɪkstˌa͡ɪl] (IPA)

"Bissextile" is a word that refers to a leap year, adding an extra day (February 29th) to the calendar in order to balance out the different lengths of the solar and calendar year. However, there are a variety of synonyms one can use to make their writing more dynamic. For example, one could use the phrase "intercalary year", "an embolismic year", or simply "leap year". Additionally, one could combine terms to provide additional context or description, such as "the 366-day year", "the additional day year", or "the year of the double Feb." No matter the phrasing, all of these synonyms describe the same unique calendar phenomenon.

What are the hypernyms for Bissextile?

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Usage examples for Bissextile

But as the Bissextile is necessary to complete the solar course, and as I have not any certain knowledge of the manner in which the Indians effected that addition, I will exhibit the method adopted by the Mexicans, their computation being very analogous to that of Yucatan, which in its origin probably emanated from Mexico.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I."
John L. Stephens
In a treatise published by Akerman, the opinion is expressed that the Indians, at the end of their cycle of 52 years, added a week of days in lieu of the Bissextile days which had been neglected.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I."
John L. Stephens
Every year that can be divided by four without a remainder is Bissextile or leap year, with the exception that one leap year is cut off in the century.
"Amusements in Mathematics"
Henry Ernest Dudeney

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