millennial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

millennium +‎ -al; surface analysis milli- +‎ -ennial.

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millennial (not comparable)

  1. Referring to the 1,000th anniversary of an event or happening.
    millennial fair
  2. Occurring every thousand years.
  3. Occurring at the end or beginning of a millennium.
    • 2012 June 26, Genevieve Koski, “Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      When the staccato, Neptunes-ian single “Boyfriend” was released in March, musical prognosticators were quick to peg the album it portended, Believe, as Justin Bieber’s Justified, a grown-and-sexy, R&B-centric departure that evolved millennial teenybopper Justin Timberlake into one of the unifying pop-music figures of the aughts.
  4. Of or relating to people born in the last two decades of the 20th century.
    the millennial generation
    He was suffering from a typical millennial problem: Which is the correct emoji to use?
  5. (Christianity) Referring to the millennium, the period of one thousand years during which Christ will reign on earth.
    the millennial judgment

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Noun[edit]

millennial (plural millennials)

  1. A demographic term for a person from the generation born from around the early 1980's to the mid 1990's or early 2000's; individuals who reached adulthood early in the 3rd millennium, AD.

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

millennial m, f (plural millennials)

  1. millennial