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quadricentennial

[kwod-ruh-sen-ten-ee-uh l]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or marking the completion of a period of four hundred years.
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noun
  1. a quadricentennial anniversary.
  2. its celebration.
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Origin of quadricentennial

First recorded in 1880–85; quadri- + centennial
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Historical Examples

  • Quadricentennial, kwod-ri-sen-ten′i-al, adj. pertaining to a period of 400 years.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

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  • October, 1892, will long be remembered as the quadricentennial anniversary of America.


British Dictionary definitions for quadricentennial

quadricentennial

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

n.

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

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