Year vs Years - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between year and years

is that year is the time it takes the earth to complete one revolution of the sun (between 36524 and 36526 days depending on the point of reference) while years is .

year

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Alternative forms

* (obsolete) * (obsolete)

Noun

(wikipedia year) (en noun)
  • The time it takes the Earth to complete one revolution of the Sun (between 365.24 and 365.26 days depending on the point of reference).
  • (by extension) The time it takes for any planetary body to make one revolution around another body.
  • A period between set dates that mark a year, from January 1 to December 31 by the Gregorian calendar.
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  • A scheduled part of a calendar year spent in a specific activity.
  • (sciences) A Julian year, exactly 365.25 days, represented by "a".
  • A level or grade in school or college.
  • The proportion of a creature's lifespan equivalent to one year of an average human lifespan (see also dog year).
  • Synonyms

    * (one revolution of the Sun by the Earth) twelvemonth * (time to make one revolution by any body) anomalistic year, Gaussian year, sidereal year, tropical year * (period between set dates) calendar year, civil year, legal year * (specific uses) fiscal year, liturgical year, school year

    Derived terms

    * calendar year * civil year * dog year * donkey's years * fiscal year * gap year * golden years * in the year of our Lord * in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ * last year * leap year * legal year * liturgical year * on in years * school year * sidereal year * sunset years * the year dot * twilight years * yearbook * year by year * year-end * year-long * year of our Lord * year of our Lord Jesus Christ * -year-old * year-round * yearhundred * yearling * yearly * yesteryear

    See also

    * day * week * month

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    years

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    Noun

    (head)
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  • * 1981 , May 5 1718-PDT, Jim McGrath, Earliest Usenet use via Google Groups: fa.sf-lovers , said with a smile at an awards ceremony in the Pennsylvania state Capitol
  • It will be a shorter book and it will not start four million years ago.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= In the News , passage=Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis: the ability to convert water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and waste oxygen using solar energy.}}
  • (colloquial, hyperbole) An unusually long time.
  • Synonyms

    * (unusually long time) ages, yonks, for ever,

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