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off year

n.
1. A year in which no major political elections occur.
2. A year of reduced activity or production: an off year for soybean crops.

off′ year`


n.
1. a year without a major, esp. presidential, election.
2. a year marked by reduced or inferior production or activity in a particular field, as business or sports.
[1870–75]
off′-year`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.off year - a year in which productivity is low or inferior
twelvemonth, year, yr - a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920"
2.off year - a year in which no major political elections are held
twelvemonth, year, yr - a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920"
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