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semicentennial

[sem-ee-sen-ten-ee-uh l, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i sɛnˈtɛn i əl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a fiftieth anniversary.
noun
2.
a fiftieth anniversary.
3.
the celebration of this anniversary.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; semi- + centennial
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Examples for semicentennial
  • Their work generated interest in the mission which had otherwise declined since the semicentennial years.
British Dictionary definitions for semicentennial

semicentennial

/ˌsɛmɪsɛnˈtɛnɪəl/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) of or relating to the 50th anniversary of some event
2.
occurring once every 50 years
noun
3.
a 50th anniversary
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