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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.Years and yearly B1 relating to a period of one year: annual income/salary/profitRelating to regular periods of time

annual

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 contentsKinds of books US for yearbook: a high school annualReference books

annual noun [C] (PLANT)

a plant that grows, produces seeds, and dies within one year Types of plant
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