quadrennium

[ kwo-dren-ee-uh m ]
/ kwɒˈdrɛn i əm /

noun, plural quad·ren·ni·ums, quad·ren·ni·a [kwo-dren-ee-uh] /kwɒˈdrɛn i ə/.

a period of four years.

Nearby words

  1. quadrature of the circle,
  2. quadratus,
  3. quadrel,
  4. quadrella,
  5. quadrennial,
  6. quadri-,
  7. quadriad,
  8. quadribasic,
  9. quadric,
  10. quadric surface

Origin of quadrennium

1815–25; < New Latin, alteration of Latin quadriennium, equivalent to quadri- quadri- + -enn-, combining form of annus year (cf. annual) + -ium -ium

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British Dictionary definitions for quadrennium

quadrennium

/ (kwɒˈdrɛnɪəm) /

noun plural -niums or -nia (-nɪə)

a period of four years

Word Origin for quadrennium

C17: from Latin quadriennium, from quadri- + annus year

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