Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Happening once every 200 years.
  • adj. Lasting for 200 years.
  • adj. Relating to a 200th anniversary.
  • n. A 200th anniversary or its celebration. Also called bicentenary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to the 200th anniversary of an event or happening.
  • adj. Occurring every two-hundred (200) years
  • n. The 200th anniversary of an event or happening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of two hundred years.
  • adj. Occurring every two hundred years.
  • n. The two hundredth year or anniversary, or its celebration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of or lasting two hundred years: as, a bicentennial period.
  • Occurring every two hundred years.
  • n. The two hundredth anniversary of an event; a bicentenary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the 200th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
  • adj. of or relating to or completing a period of 200 years

Etymologies

From Latin bi two + centum hundred + annus year + -al (Wiktionary)

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