biennial biennial  /baɪ ˈɛ ni əl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) occurring every second year
  2. (adj) having a life cycle lasting two seasons
  3. (n) (botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season

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  1. Premier Poincar's plan for a biennial budget passed the Chamber of Deputies.
  2. The biennial conference is increased in importance by the merging of the two bodies.
  3. An American team of chefs vies for a top place in the biennial super-competition of French cuisine.

News

  1. Montebello Unified School District police explorers honored for service

    MONTEBELLO-After its students logged more than 1,400 community service hours over the past year, the Montebello Unified School District celebrated the achievements of its 30 police explorers during the biennial recognition and graduation ceremony at Eastmont Intermediate School recently.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Whittier Daily News

  2. Denver Biennial brings butterflies, beer (and Tina Brown) next month

    The Biennial of the Americas, Denver's cross-cultural celebration of art and ideas, has officially unveiled its program of events and cultural exhibitions set to begin July 16.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. 2013 Biennial of the Americas Announces Free Public Events, Advanced Ticketing for Evening Symposia & Communitywide ...

    The Biennial of the Americas will host an international festival of ideas, art, and culture focused exclusively on the Americas – a dynamic region from Canada to
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "The Democrats in the Legislature have not passed a biennial budget -- yet they have approved a new, $1 billion spending program without providing a way to pay for it," Rell said in a statement.
    on Jul 20, 2009 By: Jodi Rell Source: Washington Post

  2. "We will see another order for the A350, maybe before Le Bourget (the site of the biennial show)," Airbus President Louis Gallois told reporters late on Monday.
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Louis Gallois Source: Reuters.uk

  3. "She's a good player," said Paula Creamer, a 23-year-old LPGA star who turned pro when she was 18. "Actually, I captained her in the Spirit Cup (a biennial international amateur event) last year, so I got to watch her game a bit. She seems...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Paula Creamer Source: Beaver County Times

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