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al·ma·nac  (ôlm-nk, l-)
1. An annual publication including calendars with weather forecasts, astronomical information, tide tables, and other related tabular information.
2. A usually annual reference book composed of various lists, tables, and often brief articles relating to a particular field or many general fields.

[Middle English almenak, from Medieval Latin almanach, perhaps from Late Greek almenikhiaka, ephemeris, perhaps of Coptic origin.]

almanac  /lmnk/  n. a book giving the days of the year, holidays, and the times, tides, and phases of the moon: The Old Farmers Almanac is a favorite publication of many people, esp. for its weather forecasts. almanac

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