meaning of bicentenary

bicentenary meaning in General Dictionary

Of or with respect to 200 esp to 200 years as a bicentenary celebration

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  • of or associated with or finishing a time period of 200 years
  • the 200th anniversary (or even the party of it)
  • Of or regarding 200, esp. to 200 many years; since, a bicentenary occasion.
  • both hundredth anniversary, or its occasion.

bicentenary meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"pertaining to a 200-year duration," 1843; see bi- + centenary. In addition see bicentennial. As a noun, "a bicentennial anniversary or special event," in addition from 1843.


bicentenary meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or with respect to 2 hundred, esp. to 2 hundred years; since, a bicentenary celebration.

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  • (letter.) The two hundredth anniversary, or its special event.

Sentence Examples with the word bicentenary

The Baptist Society celebrated its centenary in 1892; the London Missionary Society (Congregational) did the same in 1895; the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge kept its bicentenary in 1898; the Church Missionary Society its centenary in 1899; the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel its bicentenary in 1900-1901; and the British and Foreign Bible Society its centenary in 1904.

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