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  1. a record of events of a particular year: an annal of the year 753.

  2. a single record or entry in a historical chronicle: A later scribe has added to the annal.

  1. one of the periodic formal reports of an organization or learned field: The proceedings will be published as an Annal of the Academy.

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/ (ˈænəl) /

  1. the recorded events of one year: See also annals

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