Definition of quadrennial in English:


Line breaks: quad|ren¦nial
Pronunciation: /kwɒˈdrɛnɪəl


  • 1Recurring every four years: the quadrennial world championships
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    • Leap years are quadrennial, like the Olympics or the World Cup.
    • In the quadrennial election year 2000, the Democrats nominated President Clinton's vice-president, Albert Gore Jr.
    • This year, the quadrennial tournament is back in the United States.
  • 1.1Lasting for or relating to a period of four years.
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    • ‘Like all our swimmers, Maggie is on a quadrennial plan,’ Marsh said.



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  • It was coordinated quadrennially with competitions in Varna, Moscow, and Helsinki.
  • The first four documents are updated quadrennially, with the fifth being updated biennially.


mid 17th century: from quadrennium + -al.

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