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See also: Autumn
- enPR: ôʹtəm
- Rhymes: -ɔːtəm
- (US) Hyphenation: au‧tumn
autumn (plural autumns)
- Traditionally the third of the four seasons, when deciduous trees lose their leaves; typically regarded as being from September 24 to December 22 in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and the months of March, April and May in the Southern Hemisphere.
- (by extension) The time period when someone or something is past its prime.
2014, Robert Kolb, Irene Dingel & Lubomír Batka, The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology, ISBN 0191667471:
- It has been portrayed as the well-intended yet wrongly directed reaction to latter-day scholasticism, or as the harvest of medieval theology in its autumn years, as a revolution that is theological, political, economic, cultural—or all of the above.
(Can we date this quote?), Berch Berberoglu, The Global Capitalist Crisis and Its Aftermath, ISBN 1472417275:
- Unlike the decline of British hegemony, in the current world-system no military or economic contender has emerged to replace US hegemony. Even though the US SCA has entered its autumn with the Vietname War and the economic crisis of the mid-1970s, there has been no legitimate hegemonic contender capable of instituting a new global regime to resolve both social and economic contradictions of global capitalism.
- Note that season names are usually spelled in all lowercase letters in English. This is contrast to the days of the week and months of the year, which are always spelled with a capitalized first letter, for example Thursday or September.
- (season): (US, Canada) fall, (UK dialect) harvest, (UK dialect) back end.
- (time when past prime): decline.
Terms derived from autumn
autumn (not comparable)
- Of or relating to autumn; autumnal
- autumn leaves
of or relating to autumn
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