quadricentennial

[kwod-ruh-sen-ten-ee-uh l]
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adjective

of, relating to, or marking the completion of a period of four hundred years.

noun

a quadricentennial anniversary.
its celebration.

Nearby words

  1. quadriad,
  2. quadribasic,
  3. quadric,
  4. quadric surface,
  5. quadricentenary,
  6. quadricep,
  7. quadriceps,
  8. quadriceps muscle of thigh,
  9. quadriceps reflex,
  10. quadricycle

Origin of quadricentennial

First recorded in 1880–85; quadri- + centennial

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British Dictionary definitions for quadricentennial

quadricentennial

noun

a 400th anniversary

adjective

of, relating to, or celebrating a 400th anniversary
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Word Origin and History for quadricentennial

quadricentennial

n.

also quadri-centennial, 1859, from quadri- + centennial.

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