Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which consists of or comprehends two hundred (commonly the space of two hundred years).
  • noun A two hundredth anniversary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to two hundred, esp. to two hundred years.

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  • noun a two-hundred year anniversary

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  • adjective of or relating to or completing a period of 200 years
  • noun the 200th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

Etymologies

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bi- +‎ centenary

Examples

  • Is to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of louis Braille (1809-1852) french inventor of this alphabet for the blind people over the world.

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  • The bicentenary of the three-year conflict between the United States and Britain, now upon us, has finally begun to inspire historians to shed more light on it.

    The War Without a Loser

  • This year, which sees significant milestones for both Schumann (his bicentenary) and Hugo Wolf (the 150th anniversary of his birth), is a natural focus for a festival whose raison d'être is a celebration of 19th-century song, and both composers dominate the fortnight of recitals.

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  • This year there's an updating of Handel's Saul by Olivia Fuchs; Donizetti's opera seria Maria di Rohan, directed by Stephen Medcalf with Mary Plazas in the title role; and – to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Ambroise Thomas – a rare staging of his most celebrated opera Mignon, conducted by the festival's artistic director Andrew Greenwood.

    This week's new live music

  • It was resubmitted, with the ingeniously coined description "landscape laboratory" in 2009 to mark the bicentenary of Darwin's birth, but still failed to make the cut.

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  • There is still a sizeable chunk of the world which sees the English as top-hatted toffs who can be cruel to their urchins, so it remains to be seen what they will think after the British Council's celebrations of Charles Dickens' bicentenary.

    Charles Dickens goes global in British Council's bicentenary festival

  • The British Council programme, marking the bicentenary of Dickens' birth, which falls on 7 February 2012, will include film, performance, talks and debates in countries from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe.

    Charles Dickens goes global in British Council's bicentenary festival

  • We celebrate today the bicentenary of the original opportunity, 20 July 1810.

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  • If you're a glutton for Dickens and you'll need to be, with the BBC already stuffing its schedules with the forthcoming bicentenary of his birth, jolly spoofery abounds in The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, which features Robert Webb as an upstanding Victorian retailer of nonsense items thrown into sudden penury by bewhiskered evil Stephen Fry in a stovepipe hat.

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  • The timing is perfect: This year marks the bicentenary of the birth of its architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott 1811-1878, who will be commemorated with a special service at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday—a rare honor for an architect.

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