sesquicentennial


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ses·qui·cen·ten·ni·al

 (sĕs′kwĭ-sĕn-tĕn′ē-əl)
adj.
Of or relating to a period of 150 years.
n.
A 150th anniversary or its celebration.

sesquicentennial

(ˌsɛskwɪsɛnˈtɛnɪəl)
adj
of or relating to a period of 150 years
n
1. a period or cycle of 150 years
2. a 150th anniversary or its celebration
ˌsesquicenˈtennially adv

ses•qui•cen•ten•ni•al

(ˌsɛs kwɪ sɛnˈtɛn i əl)

adj.
1. pertaining to or marking the completion of 150 years.
n.
2. a 150th anniversary or its celebration.
[1875–80, Amer.]
ses`qui•cen•ten′ni•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sesquicentennial - the 150th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
anniversary, day of remembrance - the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)
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