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.