tri·​en·​ni·​al | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈe-nē-əl How to pronounce triennial (audio) \

Definition of triennial

1 : occurring or being done every three years the triennial convention
2 : consisting of or lasting for three years a triennial contract

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Other Words from triennial

triennial noun
triennially \ (ˌ)trī-​ˈe-​nē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce triennially (audio) \ adverb

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Pope Francis is visiting Panama to preside over the church’s World Youth Day, the triennial international gathering of young Catholics. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, "Pope Brings Pro-Migrant Message to Central America," 24 Jan. 2019 That existing exemption, which also allows research institutions to use hack console firmware to get around such DRM, has been extended as part of the triennial review of such rules. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Researchers can now legally restore “abandoned” online game servers," 29 Oct. 2018 The triennial exemption process helps to temper some of the system's worst excesses, but a fundamental rethink of the law's approach would be even better. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Why a random federal agency gets to decide which devices we tinker with," 26 Oct. 2018 For the triennial, artist John Riepenhoff built a tandoor oven at Ohio City Farm so Afghan refugees could teach people how to make traditional flatbread. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Cleveland Hopes to Become the Next Venice," 11 July 2018 The triennial, which runs through Sept. 30 and is expected to be held every three years after that, is the brainchild of Fred Bidwell. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Cleveland Hopes to Become the Next Venice," 11 July 2018 Getting local audiences to buy into the triennial may be more important than luring the globe-trotters, some suggest. New York Times, "New Triennial Offers Artists the Canvas of Cleveland," 11 July 2018 Two additional murals, by Sarah Morris of New York, and Heimo Zobernig of Vienna, Austria, could be realized at other sites either during the next two years or just before the next FRONT triennial in 2021, depending on funding, Bidwell said. Steven Litt,, "FRONT announces outdoor projects and big installations for regional exhibit opening July 14 (photos)," 16 Mar. 2018 But no one substitutes for the US president, analysts note, especially at a summit that no US president has missed since the triennial gatherings began. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, "Pence replacing Trump at Peru summit. But name that matters most is Monroe.," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of triennial

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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