Definition of golden number in English:

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golden number

Pronunciation: /ˈɡōldən ˈnəmbər/


The number showing a year’s place in the Metonic lunar cycle and used to fix the date of Easter for that year.
Example sentences
  • Tables had been brought into use in 530 in which each year was given a golden number indicating its place in the cycle, most possibly so named because they were marked in gold in medieval calendars.

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Syllabification: gold·en num·ber

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