Perpetual calendar
Perpetual calendar Per*pet"u*al cal"en*dar A calendar that can be used perpetually or over a wide range of years. That of Capt. Herschel covers, as given below, dates from 1750 to 1961 only, but is capable of indefinite extension. PERPETUAL CALENDARDay of the monthJan. Oct.Apr. July Jan.Sept. Dec.JuneFeb. Mar. Nov.Aug. Feb.MayDay of the Week 18152229abcdefgMon. 29162330gabcdefTues. 310172431fgabcdeWed. 4111825[nbsp]efgabcdThur. 5121926[nbsp]defgabcFri. 6132027[nbsp]cdefgabSat. 7142128[nbsp]bcdefgaSun.

=========================================================================== To find the day of the week corresponding to any date, find the small letter directly under the month and opposite the day of the month; the same small letter also appears in the vertical column that contains the number of the year, and if the line in which it stands is followed out to the right, the day of the week is found. Thus, the small letter under March and opposite 18 is b; b appears again directly over 1904, and at its right is the word Friday. March 18 fell on Friday in 1904, and also in 1898, 1892, etc. The calendar has other uses, as for finding the months which begin on Sunday in a particular year, etc. |1753 |1754 |1755 |1750 |1751 |1757 |*1752 |1759 |1765 |*1760 |1761 |*1756 |1763 |1758 |*1764 |1771 |1766 |1767 |1762 |*1768 |1769 |1770 |*1776 |1777 |*1772 |1773 |1774 |1775 [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Perpetual calendar — Perpetual Per*pet u*al, a. [OE. perpetuel, F. perp[ e]tuel, fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing throughout, continuous, fr. perpes, etis, lasting throughout.] Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perpetual calendar — Calendar Cal en*dar, n. [OE. kalender, calender, fr. L. kalendarium an interest or account book (cf. F. calendrier, OF. calendier) fr. L. calendue, kalendae, calends. See {Calends}.] 1. An orderly arrangement of the division of time, adapted to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perpetual calendar — n. 1. a calendar mathematically arranged so that the correct day of the week can be determined for any given date over a wide range of years 2. a desk calendar adjustable for each of many years …   English World dictionary

  • Perpetual calendar — A perpetual calendar is a calendar which is good for a span of many years, such as the Runic calendar. General information For the Gregorian calendar, a perpetual calendar often consists of 14 one year calendars, plus a table to show which one… …   Wikipedia

  • perpetual calendar — 1. a calendar devised to be used for many years, as in determining the day of the week on which a given date falls. 2. a desk calendar with months, days, and dates that can be changed, as by adjusting various dials, so that it may be used over… …   Universalium

  • perpetual calendar — noun a calendar in which the day, the month, and the date are adjusted independently to show any combination of the three …   English new terms dictionary

  • perpetual calendar — perpet′ual cal′endar n. hor a calendar devised to be used for many years, as one for determining the day of the week on which a given date falls • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • perpetual calendar — noun a chart or mechanical device that indicates the days of the week corresponding to any given date over a long period of years • Hypernyms: ↑calendar …   Useful english dictionary

  • perpetual calendar — noun Date: 1895 a table for finding the day of the week for any one of a wide range of dates …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Perpetual — Per*pet u*al, a. [OE. perpetuel, F. perp[ e]tuel, fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing throughout, continuous, fr. perpes, etis, lasting throughout.] Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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