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biennial

bi·en·ni·al

biennial

 
pronunciation:
baI e ni l
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: occurring every second year.
The biennial festival is held only on even years.
definition 2: having a duration of two years.
He's in a biennial program to learn French.
definition 3: in botany, having a life cycle of two years.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an event occurring once every two years.
definition 2: a plant with a two-year life cycle.
derivation: biennially (adv.)
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