Definition of quadrennium in English:


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Pronunciation: /kwɒˈdrɛnɪəm

noun (plural quadrennia /-nɪə/ or quadrenniums)

  • A specified period of four years.
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    • 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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