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annual

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈæn.ju.əl/ /-jʊl/ us  
B1 happening once every year: an annual event/visit/holiday Companies publish annual reports to inform the public about the previous year's activities.B1 relating to a period of one year: annual income/salary/profit
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noun [C] uk   /ˈæn.ju.əl/ /-jʊl/ us  

annual noun [C] (BOOK)

a book or magazine published once a year, especially for children, with the same title and style but different contents US a yearbook : a high school annual

annual noun [C] (PLANT)

a plant that grows, produces seeds, and dies within one year
Translations of “annual”
in Korean 연례의, 연간의…
in Arabic سَنَويّ…
in French annuel…
in Turkish yıllık, yılda bir olan, yılda bir kez…
in Italian annuale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一年一度的, 每年的…
in Russian ежегодный, годовой…
in Polish doroczny, roczny…
in Spanish anual…
in Portuguese anual…
in German jährlich, Jahres-……
in Catalan anual…
in Japanese 年に一度の, 毎年恒例の, 年間の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一年一度的, 每年的…
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