biennium

[bahy-en-ee-uh m]
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noun, plural bi·en·ni·ums, bi·en·ni·a [bahy-en-ee-uh] /baɪˈɛn i ə/.

a period of two years.

Nearby words

  1. bien entendu,
  2. bien hoa,
  3. bien-pensant,
  4. bienne,
  5. biennial,
  6. bienvenu,
  7. bienvenue,
  8. bienville,
  9. bienville, jean baptiste le moyne, sieur de,
  10. bier

Origin of biennium

1895–1900; < Latin, equivalent to bi- bi-1 + -enn- (combining form of annus year) + -ium -ium

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Word Origin and History for biennium

biennium

n.

"space of two years," by 1851, from Latin biennium "two years, a period of two years," from bi- + annus "year" (see annual). For vowel change, see biennial.

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