quinquennium

[ kwin-kwen-ee-uh m, 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.

Nearby words

  1. quinquecentenary,
  2. quinquefid,
  3. quinquefoil,
  4. quinquefoliate,
  5. quinquennial,
  6. quinquepartite,
  7. quinquereme,
  8. quinquevalence,
  9. quinquevalent,
  10. quinsy

Also quin·quen·ni·ad [kwin-kwen-ee-ad, kwing-] /kwɪnˈkwɛn iˌæd, kwɪŋ-/.

Origin of quinquennium

1615–25; < Latin quīnquennium; see quinque-, biennium

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Examples from the Web for quinquennium

  • In the quinquennium ending 1885 the number of such cigars was 34 millions.

    Tobacco Leaves|W. A. Brennan


British Dictionary definitions for quinquennium

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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