noun Date: 1883 a 200th anniversary or its celebrationbicentennial adjective

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  • Bicentennial — Bi cen*ten ni*al, n. The two hundredth year or anniversary, or its celebration. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bicentennial — Bi cen*ten ni*al, a. [Pref. bi + centennial.] 1. Consisting of two hundred years. [1913 Webster] 2. Occurring every two hundred years. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bicentennial — also, bi centennial, 1843 (adj.), 1871 (noun), Amer.Eng., from BI (Cf. bi ) + CENTENNIAL (Cf. centennial) (q.v.). In rivalry with bicentenary (1831) which seems to have been the more common word in Britain …   Etymology dictionary

  • bicentennial — [bī΄sen ten′ē əl] adj. 1. happening once in a period of 200 years 2. lasting 200 years 3. of a 200th anniversary n. ☆ a 200th anniversary or its commemoration …   English World dictionary

  • bicentennial — bicentennially, adv. /buy sen ten ee euhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to or in honor of a 200th anniversary: bicentennial celebration; a bicentennial exposition. 2. consisting of or lasting 200 years: a bicentennial period. 3. occurring every 200 years …   Universalium

  • Bicentennial — A bicentennial:* is the two hundredth anniversary of an event, or the celebrations pertaining thereof. * in the US, is a synonym for the United States Bicentennial and Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial. * in Australia, is a synonym for the 1988… …   Wikipedia

  • bicentennial — bi|cen|ten|ni|al [ˌbaısenˈteniəl] n AmE the day or year exactly 200 years after an important event ▪ the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence >bicentennial adj ▪ bicentennial celebrations …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bicentennial — noun (C) AmE the day or year exactly 200 years after an important event: the bicentennial of the declaration of independence bicentennial adjective: bicentennial celebrations …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bicentennial — [[t]ba͟ɪsente̱niəl[/t]] bicentennials 1) N COUNT A bicentennial is the same as a bicentenary. [mainly AM] 2) ADJ: ADJ n Bicentennial celebrations are held to celebrate a bicentenary …   English dictionary

  • bicentennial — UK [ˌbaɪsenˈtenɪəl] / US noun [countable] Word forms bicentennial : singular bicentennial plural bicentennials mainly American a bicentenary …   English dictionary

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