tercentenary

or ter·cen·ten·ni·al

[tur-sen-ten-uh-ree, tur-sen-tn-er-ee; especially British tur-sen-tee-nuh-ree]
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adjective, noun, plural ter·cen·ten·ar·ies.


Origin of tercentenary

First recorded in 1835–45; ter- + centenary

tricentennial

[trahy-sen-ten-ee-uh l]

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

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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