tercentenary

tercentenary

[tur-sen-ten-uh-ree, tur-sen-tn-er-ee; especially British tur-sen-tee-nuh-ree]
adjective, noun, plural tercentenaries.
Also, tercentennial.


Origin:
1835–45; ter- + centenary

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tercentenary or tercentennial (ˌtɜːsɛnˈtiːnərɪ)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a period of 300 years
2.  of or relating to a 300th anniversary or its celebration
 
n , -tenaries, -tennials
3.  an anniversary of 300 years or its celebration
 
tercentennial or tercentennial
 
adj
 
n

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tercentenary
1844, "pertaining to a period of 300 years," from ter- "three times," from L. ter-, from *tris-, from root of three (q.v.). Cf. L. tertius "third."
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