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tercentenary

or ter·cen·ten·ni·al

[ tur-sen-ten-uh-ree, tur-sen-tn-er-ee; especially British tur-sen-tee-nuh-ree ]
/ ˌtɜr sɛnˈtɛn ə ri, tɜrˈsɛn tnˌɛr i; especially British ˌtɜr sɛnˈti nə ri /
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adjective, noun, plural ter·cen·ten·ar·ies.

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Origin of tercentenary

First recorded in 1835–45; ter- + centenary

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British Dictionary definitions for tercentenary

tercentenary

tercentennial

/ (ˌtɜːsɛnˈtiːnərɪ) /

adjective

of or relating to a period of 300 years
of or relating to a 300th anniversary or its celebration

noun plural -tenaries or -tennials

an anniversary of 300 years or its celebration
Also called: tricentennial
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