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n. pl. bi·en·ni·ums or bi·en·ni·a (-ĕn′ē-ə)
A two-year period.

[Latin : bi-, two; see bi-1 + annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.]
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a period of two years
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(baɪˈɛn i əm)

n., pl. -en•ni•ums, -en•ni•a (-ˈɛn i ə)
a period of two years.
[1895–1900; < Latin]
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