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sesquicentennial

[ses-kwi-sen-ten-ee-uh l]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or marking the completion of a period of 150 years.
noun
  1. a 150th anniversary or its celebration.

Origin of sesquicentennial

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; sesqui- + centennial
Related formsses·qui·cen·ten·ni·al·ly, adverb
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sesquicentennial

adjective
  1. of or relating to a period of 150 years
noun
  1. a period or cycle of 150 years
  2. a 150th anniversary or its celebration
Derived Formssesquicentennially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sesquicentennial

adj.

"pertaining to a century and a half," 1878, from sesqui- + centennial. As a noun from 1880; first recorded reference is to Baltimore's.

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