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1. of or relating to the number seven
2. forming a group of seven
3. another word for septennial
n, pl -naries
4. the number seven
5. a group of seven things
6. a period of seven years
7. (Poetry) prosody a line of seven metrical feet
[C16: from Latin septēnārius, from septēnī seven each, from septem seven]


(ˈsɛp təˌnɛr i)

of or pertaining to the number seven or forming a group of seven.
[1570–80; < Latin septēnārius]


 a group of seven; seven years.
Examples: septenary of days (a week), 1660; of planets, 1650; of years.
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Noun1.septenary - the cardinal number that is the sum of six and oneseptenary - the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
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Its two major appliances and crews have been moved to a base seven miles away.
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