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1. Happening once every 200 years.
2. Lasting for 200 years.
3. Relating to a 200th anniversary.
A 200th anniversary or its celebration. Also called bicentenary.
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(ˌbaɪ sɛnˈtɛn i əl)

1. pertaining to a 200th anniversary.
2. lasting 200 years.
3. occurring every 200 years.
4. a 200th anniversary.
bi`cen•ten′ni•al•ly, adv.
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Noun1.bicentennial - the 200th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
anniversary, day of remembrance - the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)
Adj.1.bicentennial - of or relating to or completing a period of 200 years; "bicentennial celebration"
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n (mainly US) (= bicentenary) → bicentenaire m
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