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(Latin: year, years)
(a crisis which involves the steady erosion of America's scientific and engineering base has been going on for several years)
(Memoir about Eric Honeywood Partridge, lexicographer; born February 6, 1894 and died June 1, 1979: 85 years)
(Latin: from Old French seculer; from Late Latin sæcularis, worldly, living in the world, not belonging to a religious order; from saecularis, pertaining to a generation or age; from saeculum, saeclum, period of a man's life, generation; period of a hundred years)
(Latin vetus: old, aged, old age; many years, a long time; elder, elderly; senior)
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cosmic year (s) (noun), cosmic years (pl)
A period of approximately 220 million years, the time it takes for the sun to make one orbit around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Reader's Digest of Man; The Last Two Million Years
The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.; Pleasantville, New York; 1973; page 64.
(these words have become a part of the English language over recent years)
(the challenges that face people in their later years)
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light-year, light-years; light year, light years
The distance traveled by a beam of light in a vacuum in one year, approximately 9.46 trillion (million million) kilometers or 5.99 trillion miles.

An an average speed of 186,291 miles or 299,792 kilometers, per second; which equals approximately 5.88 trillion miles or 9.4607 trillion kilometers, or 63,246 astronomical units.

The light-year is also divided into light-minutes and light-seconds; for example, the moon is 1.3 light-seconds from the earth; the sun is 8.3 light-minutes away from the earth.

Although a light-year is a measurement of distance and not time, it does imply time; such as, the light from a star that is ten light-years from the earth takes ten years to reach the earth; so, an observer on earth is seeing the star as it appeared ten years ago.

ya (or) years ago
In archeological dating, dates are measured from 1950, the period when radiocarbon dating became a practical tool in the archeologists arsenal.
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