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n. pl. quad·ren·ni·ums or quad·ren·ni·a (kwô-drĕn′ē-ə)
A period of four years.

[Latin quadriennium : quadri-, quadri- + annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -niums or -nia (-nɪə)
(Units) a period of four years
Also: quadriennium
[C17: from Latin quadriennium, from quadri- + annus year]


(kwɒˈdrɛn i əm)

n., pl. quad•ren•ni•ums, quad•ren•ni•a (kwɒˈdrɛn i ə)
a period of four years.
[1815–25; < New Latin, alter. of Latin quadriennium=quadri- quadri- + -enn-, comb. form of annus year]
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Noun1.quadrennium - a period of four 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"
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