qua·​dren·​ni·​um | \ kwä-ˈdre-nē-əm How to pronounce quadrennium (audio) \
plural quadrenniums or quadrennia\ kwä-​ˈdre-​nē-​ə How to pronounce quadrennium (audio) \

Definition of quadrennium

: a period of four years

Examples of quadrennium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In total, the IOC is expected to bring in about $2 billion from global sponsors this quadrennium. Adam Epstein, Quartz, 2 June 2021 Nastia Liukin, who also trained at WOGA, was one of the most talented U.S. gymnasts in the quadrennium entering the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 23 July 2020

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First Known Use of quadrennium

1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quadrennium

Latin quadriennium, from quadri- + annus year — more at annual

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Last Updated

5 Jun 2021

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“Quadrennium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadrennium. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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