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quin·quen·ni·um

 (kwĭn-kwĕn′ē-əm, kwĭng-)
n. pl. quin·quen·ni·ums or quin·quen·ni·a (-kwĕn′ē-ə)
A period of five years.

[Latin quīnquennium : quīnque, quinque- + annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.]

quinquennium

(kwɪnˈkwɛnɪəm) or

quinquenniad

n, pl -nia (-nɪə) or archaic -ads (-ˌædz)
a period or cycle of five years
[C17: from Latin quinque five + annus year]

quin•quen•ni•um

(kwɪnˈkwɛn i əm, kwɪŋ-)

also quin•quen•ni•ad

(-ˌæd)

n., pl. -quen•ni•ums, -quen•ni•a (-ˈkwɛn i ə) also -quen•ni•ads.
a period of five years.
[1615–25; < Latin quīnquennium; see quinque-, biennium]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quinquennium - a period of five 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"
Translations

quinquennium

[kwɪŋˈkwenɪəm] N (quinquennia (pl)) [kwɪŋˈkwenɪə]quinquenio m

quinquennium

n pl <quinquennia> (form)Jahrfünft nt
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So sleeping, so aroused from sleep Thro' sunny decades new and strange, Or gay quinquenniads we would reap The flower and quintessence of change.