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

Origin of annal

back formation from annals Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. the recorded events of one yearSee also annals
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Word Origin and History for annal

rare singular of annals (q.v.).

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