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Word of the Day
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Definitions for quadrennial

  1. Occurring every four years.
  2. Of or lasting for four years.
  3. An event occurring every four years, as an anniversary or its celebration.

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Citations for quadrennial
...all we merely have here is just what Rod might call an exaggerated example of a quadrennial problem any administration with vision is going to have to face eventually anyway. David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
The inauguration of a President of the United States, I think, has always been treated as a great quadrennial ceremonial. United States Senate, Subcommittee of the Committee on the District of Columbia, Suffrage Parade
Origin of quadrennial
Clearly, quadrennial comes from the Latin words quadri- meaning four and annus meaning years, with the suffix -ial meaning pertaining to.