of, for, or pertaining to a year; yearly: annual salary.
occurring or returning once a year: an annual celebration.
Botany. living only one growing season, as beans or corn.
performed or executed during a year: the annual course of the sun.
Entomology. living or lasting but one season or year, as certain insects or colonies of insects.
Botany. a plant living only one year or season.
a book, report, etc., published annually.
- an·nu·al·ly, adverb
- in·ter·an·nu·al, adjective
- in·ter·an·nu·al·ly, adverb
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How to use annual in a sentence
Speaking of the greatest event of all time …Our annual public affairs summit runs through Saturday and you can register at any time — literally right up until the end.Morning Report: A New Twist in the Navigation Center Saga | Voice of San Diego | October 1, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
I’ll be talking to stakeholders on both sides, including Castaneda and Martinek, about the project on Thursday night as part of Voice of San Diego’s annual public affairs summit, and welcome any questions for the panelists.North County Report: North River Farms and More Big Politifest Convos | Kayla Jimenez | September 30, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Monday saw the launch of Climate Week in New York—an annual network of environment-minded events, hosted across the city in the week that coincides with the UN general assembly.Experts praise China’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2060—but more could be done | eamonbarrett | September 24, 2020 | Fortune
Last week, Volkan Bozkir, president of the United Nations General Assembly, declared its 75th annual session open.The UN can’t solve the crisis it was designed to handle | Annalisa Merelli | September 21, 2020 | Quartz
Add in India and other snakebite hot spots and the annual numbers rise to more than 2 million bites that need clinical treatment, according to the World Health Organization.Cheap, innovative venom treatments could save tens of thousands of snakebite victims | Christie Wilcox | September 19, 2020 | Science News
Russia depends on oil exports for almost 70 percent of its foreign-currency earnings and almost 50 percent of its annual budget.
Perhaps the most Jewish part of the 6th annual Latke Festival was that the food went way faster than the liquor.
Film critic David Ehrlich continues his annual tradition of making a supercut of his favorite films of the year.‘Sexual’ Barbershop Quartet, a Panda Family Reunion, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yes, lawyers bill by the hour but are paid an annual salary—plus bonuses.
In 2006, Wahlberg participated in the Los Angeles Police-Celebrity Golf Tournament, an annual fundraiser.LAPD Foundation: Mark Wahlberg Would Make a Good Reserve Cop | Asawin Suebsaeng | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The governor of the fortress was provided with a safe residence in Egypt, and an annual pension of 75,000 piasters.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Isaacson did not visit Mrs. Chepstow again before he left London for his annual holiday.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
In former years, Korea had paid an annual tribute or tax to China, but for some time it had been held back by this king.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
Whether his annual expenditure be fifty pounds or fifty thousand, he tries to get his money's worth.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
If this stinking quartet takes it into its head to levy annual blackmail, where is the money coming from?Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for annual
occurring, done, etc, once a year or every year; yearly: an annual income
lasting for a year: an annual subscription
- annually, adverb
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Scientific definitions for annual
Completing a life cycle in one growing season.
An annual plant. Annuals germinate, blossom, produce seed, and die in one growing season. They are common in environments with short growing seasons. Most desert plants are annuals, germinating and flowering after rainfall. Many common weeds, wild flowers, garden flowers, and vegetables are annuals. Examples of annuals include tomatoes, corn, wheat, sunflowers, petunias, and zinnias. Compare biennial perennial.
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