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Definition: The insertion of an extra day or month into a calendar to delay the start of the following month or year. Enables calendars to match the solar year.

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Ancient Egypt: the Father of Time
The way in which we divide the day into hours and minutes, as well as the structure and length of the yearly calendar, owes much to pioneering developments in ancient Egypt.
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