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If, in your youth, you were primarily exposed to the tiny wonder created by Sir Alec Issigonis during quadrennial visits to the United Kingdom, the Mini could be a confusing thing to parse, brandwise.
In August, Trump ended the advisory committee attached to the National Climate Assessment, the quadrennial review of climate science.
That document, mandated by Congress, is a quadrennial government analysis of the effects of climate change in the U.S.
And for that reason, soccer’s quadrennial global party isn’t the best litmus test for an individual country’s progress.
The Boy Scouts of America distanced itself from partisan politics on Tuesday amid criticism of remarks President Donald Trump made the day before at the youth organization’s quadrennial national gathering.
The National Climate Assessment is a quadrennial report which summarizes the current and future impacts of climate change on the United States.
The Maccabiah Games, known as the Jewish Olympics, are an international Jewish and Israeli multi-sport event held quadrennial in Israel.
US climate scientists have watched these policy developments with increasing alarm, with some expressing concern the Trump administration might seek to bury or significantly water down the quadrennial climate assessment.
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Did You Know?
Most things quadrennial occur every four years (that's the more common use). We can say, for example, that the U.S. presidential election is a quadrennial event. But we can also say that president's term in office is quadrennial, making good use of the "lasting four years" sense. The Latin combining form quadri- adds a factor of four to many English words: quadriceps (the thigh muscle, which has four parts), quadrilateral (a four-sided polygon), quadragenarian (a person in his or her 40s), and quadricentennial (a 400th anniversary), to name a few. The -ennial part of quadrennial has the same root as in biennial and centennial; all trace back to annus, the Latin word for "year."
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