It's a year-view calendar with days grouped into months and every month has seven columns corresponding to days of the week. I'm looking for an adjective. This is ______ calendar.

calendar showing all the days in the year 2014

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    A calendar is a *tabular array*(n.) of the days. – Misti Jan 8 '15 at 20:11

I think you hit it with “year view”, though I would hyphenate it thus:

This is a year-view calendar.

If you asked me “what's this?”, I would like James probably respond “it's a calendar”, but I would say the same if you showed me a month-view calendar. Since you specifically mentioned that it covers a whole year, it becomes a question of what terms do people use to distinguish year calendars from month ones.

A larger year-view grid with spaces to write or draw in would be a year planner or may be mounted so as to be a wall planner. But your illustration isn't one of those.

Possibly the terms (something)-view have become more common because of their use in software applications like Outlook, where you may have a selector like:

View: day / week / month

  • Huh. I never thought about that before, that there’s actually a difference between a planner and a calendar. Nice little “aha!” moment. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jan 8 '15 at 23:03

I typed into Google: "twelve months on one page calendar" and found that expression is clearly used. One website calls it a yearly calendar, whereas a calendar divided into months is called a monthly calendar. There are also 13, 15, and 18 months calendars and a 3 year calendar. I just double checked and Google retrieves 494,000 results for "yearly calendar".


I would just call it a calendar, but you could also call it "a single-page calendar."

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