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bicentenary

[bahy-sen-ten-uh-ree, bahy-sen-tn-er-ee; especially British bahy-sen-tee-nuh-ree] /ˌbaɪ sɛnˈtɛn ə ri, baɪˈsɛn tnˌɛr i; especially British ˌbaɪ sɛnˈti nə ri/
adjective, noun, plural bicentenaries. Chiefly British
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; bi-1 + centenary
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British Dictionary definitions for bi-centenary

bicentenary

/ˌbaɪsɛnˈtiːnərɪ/
adjective
1.
marking a 200th anniversary
2.
occurring every 200 years
3.
lasting 200 years
noun (pl) -naries
4.
a 200th anniversary
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Word Origin and History for bi-centenary
bicentenary
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