[ kwin-kwen-ee-uhm, kwing- ]
/ kwɪnˈkwɛn i əm, kwɪŋ- /
noun, plural quin·quen·ni·ums, quin·quen·ni·a [kwin-kwen-ee-uh, kwing-]. /kwɪnˈkwɛn i ə, kwɪŋ-/.
a period of five years.
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Also quin·quen·ni·ad [kwin-kwen-ee-ad, kwing-]. /kwɪnˈkwɛn iˌæd, kwɪŋ-/.
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In the quinquennium ending 1885 the number of such cigars was 34 millions.Tobacco Leaves|W. A. Brennan
British Dictionary definitions for quinquennium
/ (kwɪnˈkwɛnɪəm) /
noun plural -nia (-nɪə)
a period or cycle of five years
Word Origin for quinquennium
C17: from Latin quinque five + annus year
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