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[kwo-dren-ee-uh m] /kwɒˈdrɛn i əm/
noun, plural quadrenniums, quadrennia
[kwo-dren-ee-uh] /kwɒˈdrɛn i ə/ (Show IPA)
a period of four years.
Origin of quadrennium
1815-25; < New Latin, alteration of Latin quadriennium, equivalent to quadri- quadri- + -enn-, combining form of annus year (cf. annual) + -ium -ium Unabridged
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Examples from the web for quadrennium
  • They shall be elected at the first session of a quadrennium.
  • The following is an example of a budget preparation calendar typical of the second and third years of a legislative quadrennium.
  • Members' terms are for the quadrennium for which they are elected and qualified.
British Dictionary definitions for quadrennium


noun (pl) -niums, -nia (-nɪə)
a period of four years
Word Origin
C17: from Latin quadriennium, from quadri- + annus year
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