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yearly

[yeer-lee] /ˈyɪər li/
adjective
1.
pertaining to a year or to each year.
2.
done, made, happening, appearing, coming, etc., once a year or every year:
a yearly medical examination.
3.
computed or determined by the year.
4.
continuing or lasting for a year.
adverb
5.
once a year; annually.
noun, plural yearlies.
6.
a publication appearing once a year.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English yeerly, Old English gēarlīc. See year, -ly
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Examples for yearly
  • Biotechnologists are converting annual crops into perennial ones, eliminating the need for yearly planting.
  • Once they mature, the trees benefit from yearly pruning during dormancy.
  • Add controlled-release fertilizer to the mix at planting time and replenish it yearly.
  • Thirty performances are held yearly in formal concert, public service and workshop settings.
  • The yearly increase in population would more than likely overbalance the number transported.
  • The yearly ramp supper celebrates the first living thing to poke through the ground in spring and the end of a long, harsh winter.
  • In this context, an instructor is usually someone hired on a semester or yearly contract, often for many years.
  • Tenured faculty will no longer feel survivor's guilt because they too will be under the gun in yearly performance reviews.
  • It's one thing to run an annual fund, expect a slight decline in giving, and adjust your yearly goal accordingly.
  • These small particles go to blood circulation system and cause millions of deaths yearly globally.
British Dictionary definitions for yearly

yearly

/ˈjɪəlɪ/
adjective
1.
occurring, done, appearing, etc, once a year or every year; annual
2.
lasting or valid for a year; annual a yearly subscription
adverb
3.
once a year; annually
noun (pl) -lies
4.
a publication, event, etc, that occurs once a year
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Word Origin and History for yearly
adj.

Old English gearlic; see year + -ly (1).

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