What does bicentennial mean?

bicentennial meaning in General Dictionary

The two hundredth 12 months or anniversary or its special event

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  • comprising 200 years
  • of or associated with or completing a period of 200 many years
  • the 200th anniversary (or the occasion from it)
  • comprising two hundred years.
  • Occurring every 200 many years.
  • The two hundredth year or anniversary, or its occasion.

bicentennial meaning in Etymology Dictionary

also bi-centennial, 1843 (adj.), 1871 (noun), American English, from bi- + centennial (q.v.). In rivalry with bicentenary (1831) which seems to have been the greater common word in Britain.


bicentennial meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) composed of 2 hundred many years.

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  • (a.) Occurring every 200 years.
  • (letter.) Both hundredth year or anniversary, or its event.