Definitions for "Tropical year"
The length of time between two successive vernal equinoxes.
The average period of the revolution of the Earth around the Sun with respect to the vernal equinox. Its length is approximately 365.242,2 days. The tropical year determines the cycle of changes in the seasons, and is the unit to which the calendar year is adjusted through the occasional introduction of the extra day on leap years.
The interval of time between successive passages of the Sun through the vernal equinox (365.2422 mean solar days).
a measurement of time from one winter solstice to the next