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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: happening every second year.
This company holds a biennial meeting.
definition 2: lasting two years.
He's in a biennial program to learn French.
definition 3: having a life cycle of two years.
These biennial flowers will not bloom until next year.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an event that happens once every two years.
The biennial will be held in Dallas.
definition 2: a plant with a life cycle of two years.
derivation: biennially (adv.)
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The word biennial contains the following parts:
bi-, bin- Latin prefix that means two, twice, double
synonyms:
du, duo, di-2, diplo-
 
ann, enn Latin root that means year, years