- pertaining to or in honor of a 200th anniversary: bicentennial celebration; a bicentennial exposition.
- consisting of or lasting 200 years: a bicentennial period.
- occurring every 200 years: the bicentennial return of a comet.
- a 200th anniversary: The United States had its bicentennial in 1976.
- a celebration of such an anniversary.
Also especially British, bicentenary.
Origin of bicentennial
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“It was on the bicentennial: 4th of July 1976,” Martinez recalls.Cliff Martinez’s Journey From Red Hot Chili Peppers to Composer of ‘Drive’ and ‘Spring Breakers’
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Biographer Paula Byrne, author of The Real Jane Austen, celebrates the bicentennial of the beloved novel.Jane Austen’s Pride and Joy: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Turns 200
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I grew up in Massachusetts, where the Bicentennial was a spectacularly big deal.My Tea Party History
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Let us engrave it now in each of our hearts as we begin our Bicentennial.
There is excitement over bicentennial celebration, and I always find something of interest in what is daily occurring.Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 2
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I believe that we can make the years leading to our Bicentennial the best four years in American history.
As we begin our Bicentennial, America is still one of the youngest nations in recorded history.
Word Origin and History for bicentennial
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