biennium
noun (plural -niums or biennia) Etymology: Latin, from bi- + annus year — more at annual Date: 1899 a period of two years

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  • biennium — (n.) space of two years, by 1851, from L. biennium two years, a period of two years, from BI (Cf. bi ) + annus year (see ANNUAL (Cf. annual)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Biennĭum — (lat.), Zeit von 2 Jahren …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Biënnium — (lat.), Zeitraum von zwei Jahren …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • biennium — [bī en′ē əm] n. pl. bienniums or biennia [bī en′ēə] [L, see BIENNIAL] a period of two years …   English World dictionary

  • Biennium — Bi|ẹn|ni|um 〈n.; s, ni|en〉 Zeitraum von zwei Jahren [<lat. bis „zweimal“ + annus „Jahr“] * * * Bi|ẹn|ni|um, das; s, …ien [lat. biennium]: Zeitraum von zwei Jahren. * * * Biẹnnium   [lateinisch] das, s/...ni |en, veraltet für: Zeitr …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Biennium — Bi|en|ni|um das; s, ...ien [...i̯ən] <aus gleichbed. lat. biennium> Zeitraum von zwei Jahren …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • biennium —    a unit of time equal to two years. Many U.S. states, including North Carolina, elect legislators every two years and adopt budgets for this two year period, called a biennium …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • biennium — /buy en ee euhm/, n., pl. bienniums, biennia / en ee euh/. a period of two years. [1895 1900; < L, equiv. to bi BI 1 + enn (comb. form of annus year) + ium IUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • biennium — noun A period of two years …   Wiktionary

  • Biennium — Bi|ẹn|ni|um 〈n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: ni|en〉 Zeitraum von zwei Jahren [Etym.: <lat. bis »zweimal« + annus »Jahr«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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