Definition of tercentenary in English:


Line breaks: ter|cen¦ten|ary
Pronunciation: /ˌtəːsɛnˈtiːn(ə)ri
, -ˈtɛn/

noun (plural tercentenaries)

The three-hundredth anniversary of a significant event: events arranged to mark the Library’s tercentenary the conference celebrates the tercentenary of the Scottish architect William Adam
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  • In addition, the Club's promoters wanted to ensure that Gilbert's place in the history of English science was appreciated and that the tercentenaries of his book and death were observed appropriately.
  • This year is a special year for Methodists as it is the tercentenary of John Wesley's birth.
  • In May 2007, the next Scottish election will coincide with the tercentenary of the Treaty of Union.


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Relating to a three-hundredth anniversary: his tercentenary year
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  • The focal point of the tercentenary celebrations will take place in Germany - the battalion's current base - next Saturday, when it will receive new colours from the present Duke of Wellington.
  • Gilbert was more celebrated in his tercentenary year than he will be today.
  • In 1916 he was knighted on the stage of Drury Lane at the conclusion of a special, tercentenary performance of Julius Caesar.

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