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 (kwĭn-kwĕn′ē-əm, kwĭng-)
n. pl. quin·quen·ni·ums or quin·quen·ni·a (-kwĕn′ē-ə)
A period of five years.

[Latin quīnquennium : quīnque, quinque- + annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.]


(kwɪnˈkwɛnɪəm) or


n, pl -nia (-nɪə) or archaic -ads (-ˌædz)
a period or cycle of five years
[C17: from Latin quinque five + annus year]


(kwɪnˈkwɛn i əm, kwɪŋ-)

also quin•quen•ni•ad


n., pl. -quen•ni•ums, -quen•ni•a (-ˈkwɛn i ə) also -quen•ni•ads.
a period of five years.
[1615–25; < Latin quīnquennium; see quinque-, biennium]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quinquennium - a period of five years
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"


[kwɪŋˈkwenɪəm] N (quinquennia (pl)) [kwɪŋˈkwenɪə]quinquenio m


n pl <quinquennia> (form)Jahrfünft nt
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In males in the first five years the TPCA analyzed was superior to TMG and in the following quinquenniums the dynamics were reversed; however, the value of these two parameters was very close.
The size of gonadal maturity was calculated for females (n = 2372) and males (n = 1821), grouping data by quinquennium.
Table-2 describes quinquennium-wise productivity which consists over nine quinquenniums from 1966-2007.
The productivity in the 8th quinquennium at its peak point is even more than the collective productivity of first four quinquenniums (I-IV).
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