Definition of sesquicentennial in English:


Line breaks: ses¦qui|cen¦ten|nial
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛskwɪsɛnˈtɛnɪəl


Relating to a sesquicentenary: as the town’s sesquicentennial celebrations get under way
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  • The University of Michigan Medical School this year celebrates its sesquicentennial anniversary.
  • Renovation and redecoration of church property was followed by an elaborate sesquicentennial celebration.
  • Thus it was that I wound up postponing my degree and staying a fifth year to edit the sesquicentennial edition of the university's yearbook.


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A sesquicentenary: the Texas Sesquicentennial was just two years away
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  • Without doubt they will respond again to the call to celebrate the sesquicentennial on 16 December 2000.
  • The sesquicentennial of the Great Famine also took on special importance on account of the contemporary political contexts in which it occurred.
  • That the sesquicentennial of the potato famine would be the occasion for a reassertion of Irish consciousness is not surprising.

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