quadrennial

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Borrowed from Latin quadriennium (four-year period), from quattuor (four) + annus (year); surface analysis quadr- +‎ -ennial.

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quadrennial (not comparable)

  1. Happening every four years.
    • 1852, Millard Fillmore, State of the Union Address:
      The quadrennial election of Chief Magistrate has passed off with less than the usual excitement.
  2. Lasting for four years.

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Noun[edit]

quadrennial (plural quadrennials)

  1. A four-year period, a quadrennium.