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#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' fall, especially in the United States.) The [[season]] of the year that is the  transition period from summer to winter, occurring as the sun approaches the [[winter solstice]].</div><br/>
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#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' fall, especially in the United States.) The [[season]] of the year that is the  transition period from summer to winter, occurring as the sun approaches the [[winter solstice]]. In popular usage and for most meteorological purposes, autumn is customarily taken to include  the months of September, October, and November in the Northern Hemisphere, and March, April,  and May in the Southern Hemisphere.</div><br/>
<div class="paragraph">In popular usage and for most meteorological purposes, autumn is customarily taken to include  the months of September, October, and November in the Northern Hemisphere, and March, April,  and May in the Southern Hemisphere.</div><br/> </div>
 
 
#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">Astronomically, the period extending from the [[autumnal equinox]] to the [[winter solstice]].</div><br/></div>
 
#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">Astronomically, the period extending from the [[autumnal equinox]] to the [[winter solstice]].</div><br/></div>
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<p>''Term edited 18 November 2020.''</p>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:07, 18 November 2020



autumn

  1. (Also called fall, especially in the United States.) The season of the year that is the transition period from summer to winter, occurring as the sun approaches the winter solstice. In popular usage and for most meteorological purposes, autumn is customarily taken to include the months of September, October, and November in the Northern Hemisphere, and March, April, and May in the Southern Hemisphere.

  2. Astronomically, the period extending from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice.

Term edited 18 November 2020.