vicennial
adjective Etymology: Late Latin vicennium period of 20 years, from Latin vicies 20 times + annus year; akin to Latin viginti twenty — more at vigesimal, annual Date: circa 1859 occurring once every 20 years

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  • Vicennial — Vi*cen ni*al, a. [L. vicennium a period of twenty years; viceni twenty + annus year.] 1. Lasting or comprising twenty years. [1913 Webster] 2. Happening once in twenty years; as, a vicennial celebration. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vicennial — [vī sen′ē əl] adj. [LL vicennialis < L vicennium, period of twenty years < vicies, twenty times + annus, year (see ANNUAL)] 1. happening every twenty years 2. lasting twenty years …   English World dictionary

  • vicennial — /vuy sen ee euhl/, adj. 1. of or for 20 years. 2. occurring every 20 years. [1730 40; < L vicenni(um) twenty year period (vic(eni) twenty each + enn(us), comb. form of annus year + ium IUM) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • vicennial — adjective a) Occurring every twenty years. b) Lasting twenty years …   Wiktionary

  • vicennial — adj. once every 20 years …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vicennial — vi·cen·ni·al …   English syllables

  • vicennial — vi•cen•ni•al [[t]vaɪˈsɛn i əl[/t]] adj. 1) of or for twenty years 2) occurring every twenty years • Etymology: 1730–40; < L …   From formal English to slang

  • vicennial — /vəˈsɛniəl/ (say vuh seneeuhl) adjective 1. of or for twenty years. 2. occurring every twenty years. {Latin vīcennium period of twenty years + al1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • vicennial — adj. lasting for or occurring every twenty years. Etymology: LL vicennium period of 20 years f. vicies 20 times f. viginti 20 + annus year …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Anderson School — For The Sarah Anderson School, P.S. 9, see The Sarah Anderson School, PS 9. The Anderson School P.S. 334 Founded September 1987 …   Wikipedia

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