(kwŏd′rĭ-sĕn-tĕn′ə-rē, -sĕn′tə-nĕr′ē)
n. pl. quad·ri·cen·ten·a·ries
A 400th anniversary or celebration.
Of or relating to a span of 400 years or to a 400th anniversary.

[From alteration of Latin quadringentī, quadrigentī, four hundred (on the model of such words as tercentenary); see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]
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In 2015 Timmins will host a celebration of the quadricentenary of francophone culture in Ontario.
Its initial aim was to stimulate and help organise events to commemorate the quadricentenary of recorded European contact with Australia.
Kolodny also considers the not-so-friendly competition at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, which celebrated the quadricentenary of Christopher Columbus' voyage of exploration.
As Harbage remarked on the occasion of the dramatist's quadricentenary,
Quebec City's quadricentenary was celebrated last year with due pomp, but 2004 and 2005 were also quadricentenaries: of the first Acadian settlement of Ile Ste-Croix, which was established in 1604 and lasted the winter, and of Port-Royal, founded the following year in present-day Nova Scotia.
Twelve books about Sir John Hawkins have appeared in English since 1895; fifteen about Sir Francis Drake have been published just since the quadricentenary of the Grand Armada in 1988 (including a major biography by the author of this study).