triennial

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin triennium (three-year period), from tres (three) + annus (year); surface analysis tri- +‎ -ennial.

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  • IPA(key): /tɹaɪˈɛnɪəl/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛnɪəl

Adjective[edit]

triennial (not comparable)

  1. Happening every three years.
    triennial elections
    • 1774-1781, Thomas Warton, History of English Poetry
      They were constantly summoned to a triennial festival : and the most approved songs delivered at this assembly were ordered to be preserved in the custody of the king's historian or antiquary
  2. Lasting for three years.
    triennial parliaments; a triennial reign
    • September 13 1621, James Howell. letter to Sir William Saint John
      Triennial Subsidies

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triennial (plural triennials)

  1. A third anniversary.
  2. A plant that requires three years to complete its life-cycle.

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