Definitions

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

  • n. A 300th anniversary or its celebration.
  • adj. Of or relating to a span of 300 years or to a 300th anniversary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the 300th anniversary of an event
  • adj. ​of, or relative to such an anniversary, or to a span of 300 years

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Including, or relating to, an interval of three hundred years.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Comprising three hundred years; including or relating to the interval of three hundred years.
  • n. A day observed as a festival in commemoration of some event, as the birth of a great man, or a decisive victory, that happened three hundred years before: as, the Shakspere tercentenary.

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

  • n. the 300th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

Etymologies

Latin ter, thrice; see tern2 + centenary.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • (Dave Lull reminds me that the good doctor's tercentenary is only three years away.

    A sharp observation ...

  • Prize – the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, donated by the Bank of Sweden to celebrate its tercentenary in 1968.

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  • In conjunction with its tercentenary celebrations in 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (the central bank of Sweden) instituted a new award, "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel" on the basis of an economic commitment by the bank in perpetuity.

    The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1969-2006

  • As President William Howard Taft declared on the KJV's tercentenary in 1911: The publication of this version of the Holy Scriptures in 1611 associates it with the early colonies of the English people upon this continent.

    Review of Gordon Campbell's 'Bible,' about the King James Version

  • Marinoff continued to act on the stage after her marriage, appearing as Ariel in the tercentenary revival of The Tempest in 1916, and as a lead in the Greenwich Village Players from 1916 to 1917.

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  • New appreciations of George Fox; a tercentenary collection of studies by Society of Friends

    Fox and "These Friends of Ours"

  • Meissen, which celebrates its tercentenary next year, was the first European porcelain maker to crack the puzzle of making porcelain the Asian way, back in early-18th-century Europe, when a craze for an exotic foreign stimulant had swept the continent.

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  • With this recent agreement, the priest said, the church is looking forward to a suitable celebration of the tercentenary of the Peñafrancia devotion.

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  • In spite of renewed interest generated by the tercentenary celebrations of 1995, and increasing availability of recorded performances, only a fraction of his music remains widely known, and there are many riches to be found among the little-performed songs, odes, and church music.

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  • When Hampton celebrated its tercentenary in 1938, a group was formed for the sole purpose of redressing the wrongs done to her.

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