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noun [countable] calendar pronunciation in British English /ˈkælɪndə(r)/
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  1. 2
    a system for measuring the length of a year and dividing it into periods such as weeks and months

    the Jewish/Roman calendar

  2. 3
    a list of important events and the dates they take place

    one of the major events of the sporting calendar

  3. 4
    a book or a piece of software on a computer, mobile device etc where you can make a note of things you plan to do
    1. a.
      mainly American the things you plan to do within a particular period of time

      I don’t see how we can fit this into the senator’s busy calendar.



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