bi·​en·​ni·​um | \ bī-ˈe-nē-əm How to pronounce biennium (audio) \
plural bienniums or biennia\ bī-​ˈe-​nē-​ə How to pronounce biennium (audio) \

Definition of biennium

: a period of two years

Examples of biennium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Texas Association of Community Colleges had asked the state to essentially maintain funding from the last biennium, which was not provided. Kate Mcgee, San Antonio Express-News, 8 June 2021 Budget and taxes: In passing a state budget for the biennium, lawmakers maintained funding of the 2019 schools and tax cuts plan. Dallas News, 31 May 2021 The state’s Medicaid budget topped $17.7 billion in the current biennium more than double from a decade ago. oregonlive, 9 Dec. 2020 This year’s biennium spending document is already making its way to Gov. Greg Abbott, who has stripped individual sections of the state budget in previous years. Lauren Mcgaughy, Dallas News, 29 May 2021 In the 2021-23 biennium, general fund and lottery revenues could increase by more than $200 million compared with economists predictions just two months ago. oregonlive, 18 Nov. 2020 State lawmakers stipulated that the $50 million must be committed to renters by the end of the biennium on June 30. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, 27 Apr. 2021 Evers' 2021-23 state budget calls for spending nearly $2.9 billion on corrections over the biennium, up from about $2.7 billion in the 2019-21 budget. Todd Richmond, Star Tribune, 25 Mar. 2021 The rainy-day fund could reach that threshold as soon as the 2023-24 biennium, legislative staff estimate. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of biennium

1699, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biennium

Latin, from bi- + annus year — more at annual

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13 Jun 2021

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“Biennium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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