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.


Nearby words

  1. terbrugghen,
  2. terbutaline,
  3. terce,
  4. terceira,
  5. tercel,
  6. terceroon,
  7. tercet,
  8. terebene,
  9. terebic,
  10. terebic acid

Origin of tercentenary

First recorded in 1835–45; ter- + centenary

tricentennial

[ trahy-sen-ten-ee-uh l ]
/ ˌtraɪ sɛnˈtɛn i əl /

adjective

pertaining to 300 years or a period of 300 years.
marking the completion of such a period: a tricentennial celebration.

noun

a 300th anniversary or its celebration.
Also tercentenary, tercentennial.

Origin of tricentennial

First recorded in 1880–85; tri- + centennial

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British Dictionary definitions for tercentennial

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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Word Origin and History for tercentennial

tercentenary

n.

1844, "pertaining to a period of 300 years," from ter- "three times" + centenary.

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