Definition of quadrennium in English:

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Pronunciation: /kwɒˈdrɛnɪəm/

noun (plural quadrennia /kwɒˈdrɛnɪə/ or quadrenniums)

A specified period of four years.
Example sentences
  • I will discuss some of the things we considered in setting up her season plan and how that fits into the final year of the Olympic quadrennium.
  • It was a good marker for us to see where our juniors are at this point in the quadrennium.
  • A quadrennium later, they're storming toward that anticipated status.


Early 19th century: from Latin quadriennium, from quadri- 'four' + annus 'year'.

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