Dominical letter

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dominical letter the letter which, in almanacs, denotes Sunday, or the Lord's day (dies Domini). The first seven letters of the alphabet are used for this purpose, the same letter standing for Sunday during a whole year (except in leap year, when the letter is changed at the end of February). After twenty-eight years the same letters return in the same order. The dominical letters go backwards one day every common year, and two every leap year; e. g., if the dominical letter of a common year be G, F will be the dominical letter for the next year. Called also Sunday letter. Cf. Solar cycle, under Cycle n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dominical letter one of the first seven letters of the alphabet, used in calendars to mark the Sundays throughout the year
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. dominicalis—L. dominicusdominus, lord, master.

Usage

In literature:

Page 13 of your letter: I have been more glad to read your discussion on "dominant" forms than any part of your letter.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
But for all Cromwell's nose wears the dominical letter, compared to Manchester he is but like the vigils to an holy-day.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
The dominical letter of that year, which was the tenth of the cycle, was consequently B.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
His indiscretion in the matter of the famous "baneful domination" letter is absolutely incomprehensible.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
Domine Selyns, in a letter to Rev.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
A good letter writer is dominated by his attention to one individual.
"Browning and the Dramatic Monologue" by S. S. Curry
Dominical letter, one of the first seven letters of the alphabet used to denote the Sabbath or Lord's day.
"Our Calendar" by George Nichols Packer
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In news:

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In science:

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Reply to the comment on "Do intradot electron-electron interactions induce dephasing?"
The tendency is stronger for letters dominated by helices or sheets.
Hydropathy Conformational Letter and its Substitution Matrix HP-CLESUM: an Application to Protein Structural Alignment
In this Letter I pro ject out random Hermitian matrices that have good quantum numbers and, computing the width of the Hamiltonian in subspaces, find ground states dominated by low quantum numbers, e.g. J = 0.
Random matrices, symmetries, and many-body states
Letter, we revisit the idea of searching for parity violation in the muon sector using muonic atoms, keeping in mind that no direct tests of the axial vector muon coupling have been performed at low energy, and that the NP contribution could dominate over the SM .
Testing Parity with Atomic Radiative Capture of $\mu^-$
In this Letter, we show that the results found by Q98 are in agreement with beaming models, given the selection criteria of the samples they studied, and that core-dominated quasars do not comprise a separate class of active galactic nucleus.
Beaming models and the correlations between the core dominance parameter and the core and extended powers of quasars
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