mul·​ti·​year ˌməl-tē-ˈyir How to pronounce multiyear (audio)
variants or multi-year
: involving, effective for, or taking place over more than one year
a multiyear period
a multiyear project/study
… some key global bond yields have climbed to multi-year highs in the last few days.Evelyn Cheng
… as the team's franchise player, he was offered a one-year, $4.25 million contract, but he wants a multiyear deal …Peter King

Examples of multiyear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of multimillion-dollar outlays on multiyear development deals, the focus will be on script sales, short-term talent holding deals and other project-by-project transactions. Joe Otterson, Variety, 21 Nov. 2023 Evidence suggestive of phosphine has seemingly evaporated under deeper scrutiny from skeptics, and VERITAS has suffered a multiyear delay that poses an existential threat to the mission. Leonard David, Scientific American, 14 Nov. 2023 In 1994, a host of scientists hoping to understand where tornadoes got their rotation began a multiyear campaign named Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment, or VORTEX. Carolyn Wilke, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Nov. 2023 Dutch technology, in particular, has been the focus of a multiyear pressure campaign from the United States. Mara Hvistendahl, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2023 Keeping up donor zeal, from philanthropy and from rich nations, has been a long-time challenge for multiyear vaccination campaigns such as those against measles and polio. Maryn McKenna, WIRED, 9 Oct. 2023 Share this story After the Online Safety Act’s arduous multiyear passage through the UK’s lawmaking process, regulator Ofcom has published its first guidelines for how tech firms can comply with the mammoth legislation. Jon Porter, The Verge, 9 Nov. 2023 This October, the resort wrapped up its multiyear, $150-million renovation, which encompassed all 483 guest rooms, the historic Warm Springs Pools, and 72,000 square feet of meeting space and ballrooms, plus the property's bars and restaurants. Liz Cantrell, Travel + Leisure, 6 Nov. 2023 Israel will have to deploy military strategies drawn from long-war paradigms alongside a multiyear counterinsurgency campaign that also leverages diplomatic, informational, and economic tools. Assaf Orion, Foreign Affairs, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiyear was in 1921

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“Multiyear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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