Origin of biennial
words often confused with biennial
OTHER WORDS FROM biennialbi·en·ni·al·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH biennialbiannual, biennial , semiannual, semiyearly (see confusables note at bi-1)
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How to use biennial in a sentence
In 1974, three-quarters of Americans belonged to a membership organization such as a veteran’s group or a social club, according to the General Social Survey, a biennial national poll.A brutal, isolating year leads to baffling battles between good and evil|Philip Bump|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
The former is used to select teams for international competitions like the biennial World Athletics Cross Country Championships and its race distances are determined accordingly.Should Men and Women Race the Same Distance?|Martin Fritz Huber|January 27, 2021|Outside Online
So perhaps The Style Invitational’s biennial “joint legislation” contest, Week 1419, will give them — and us — something to smile about, and an introduction to their fellow freshmen.Style Conversational Week 1419: A smile for the Capitol?|Pat Myers|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
Living for two years, each biennial plant forms a rosette of leaves during the first year of life, and a 3- to 8-foot tall flower stalk with yellow flowers during its second and final year of life.13 edible plants you can still find in the winter|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|December 1, 2020|Popular-Science
Efforts to elect new LGBTQ members of Congress are underscored by the recent release of the Human Rights Campaign’s biennial congressional scorecard, for which a record number of 228 members of Congress earned a perfect “100” score.Efforts to expand, diversify LGBTQ caucus in Congress a key mission for 2020|Chris Johnson|October 14, 2020|Washington Blade
If anything, Finley wants the Whitney Houston Biennial to inspire both the artists and the viewers.The Art of Whitney Houston|Justin Jones|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
PERFORMA—the nearly month-long biennial celebrating the multi-faceted realm of performance art—is back for its fifth installment.Nine Must-See Events at NYC’s Premier Performance Art Festival|The Daily Beast|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Those are results of the biennial Chicago Council on Global Affairs survey of public opinion on foreign policy (PDF).Who Else Opposes An Iran Attack?|Ali Gharib|September 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately, what it shows is that contemporary art no longer suits a standard biennial.
At the Biennial, only a very few artworks escape to stand on their own.
It is a biennial plant, with fleshy lobed wavy leaves that are covered with bluish bloom, and a fleshy cylindrical root.The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux
This is a hardy biennial, highly prized as a garnish, and as a pot-herb for flavoring soups and boiled dishes.
This is a hardy biennial vegetable, resembling a small parsnip, and as easily grown.
Two peduncles mostly come out of the upper sheath; some leaves are biennial.
I consider biennial elections as a security that the sober second thought of the people shall be law.Through the Year With Famous Authors|Mabel Patterson