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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

quadrennial

\kwo-DREN-ee-uhl\ , adjective, noun;
1.
Occurring every four years.
2.
Of or lasting for four years.
noun:
1.
An event occurring every four years, as an anniversary or its celebration.
Quotes:
...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:
Clearly, quadrennial comes from the Latin words quadri- meaning four and annus meaning years, with the suffix -ial meaning pertaining to.
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