Definitions

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

  • adj. Tercentenary.
  • n. A tercentenary event or celebration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The 300th anniversary of an event or happening.
  • adj. Occurring every three-hundred (300) years.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as tercentenary.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or completing a period of 300 years

Etymologies

From Latin tricentennialis, from tri- + cent ("hundred") + ennius ("year"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Flash forward to December 2076, America's tercentennial sometimes called tricentennial year.

    Washington D.C. weather in the year 2076

  • The collection ends with mock front pages imagining the paper's distant past and future, including a news flash from its "tricentennial" year of 2056, "Grave Robbers Pry Valuable Rifle From Charlton Heston's Cold, Dead Hands."

    NYT > Home Page

  • I see the constitution as a call to character, and would like to let it have another century of empiric effect, so we might assess its worth in 2106, sometime following the tricentennial.

    Balkinization

  • Unfortunately, a hard copy is pretty expensive on the tricentennial store website ($40).

    Missed the Ceremony...Great Poster Though

  • We actually bought something: an Albuquerque tricentennial tote bag.

    Albloggerque

  • I predict New Orleans will have a triumphant tricentennial 2018, if memory serves; and I plan to celebrate it as a proud resident.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • Good to hear about the progress--and I hope to be able to buy you a drink of your choice come the tricentennial--or even sooner.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • To top it all off, KBYU offered donors a ceramic and brass lapel pin celebrating the tricentennial in 1985, and I wore mine proudly.

    Philocrites: Happy birthday, Bach!

  • It seemed as if I was celebrating Bach's tricentennial for several years.

    Philocrites: Happy birthday, Bach!

  • When I was 14, I was excited about pipe-organ recitals in honor of J.S. Bach's tricentennial.

    Philocrites: February 2004 Archives

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