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vicennial

[ vahy-sen-ee-uhl ]

adjective

  1. of or for 20 years.
  2. occurring every 20 years.


vicennial

/ vɪˈsɛnɪəl /

adjective

  1. occurring every 20 years
  2. relating to or lasting for a period of 20 years


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Word History and Origins

Origin of vicennial1

1730–40; < Latin vīcenni ( um ) twenty-year period ( vīc ( ēnī ) twenty each + -enn ( us ), combining form of annus year + -ium -ium ) + -al 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vicennial1

C18: from Late Latin vīcennium period of twenty years, from Latin vīciēs twenty times + -ennium, from annus year

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