yearly

[yeer-lee]
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:
before 900; Middle English yeerly, Old English gēarlīc. See year, -ly

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yearly (ˈjɪəlɪ)
 
adj
1.  occurring, done, appearing, etc, once a year or every year; annual
2.  lasting or valid for a year; annual: a yearly subscription
 
adv
3.  once a year; annually
 
n , -lies
4.  a publication, event, etc, that occurs once a year

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Example sentences
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.
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