biennial Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “biennial” in the English Dictionary

"biennial" in British English

See all translations

biennialadjective

uk   us   /baɪˈen.i.əl/
happeningonce every two ​years

biennialnoun [C]

uk   us   /baɪˈen.i.əl/
a ​plant that ​lives for two ​years, ​producingseeds and ​flowers in ​its second ​year
(Definition of biennial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"biennial" in American English

See all translations

biennialadjective [not gradable]

 us   /bɑɪˈen·i·əl/
happeningonce every two ​years: a biennial ​exhibit

biennialnoun [C]

 us   /bɑɪˈen·i·əl/
a ​plant that ​lives for two ​years, ​producingseeds and ​flowers in ​its second ​year
(Definition of biennial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"biennial" in Business English

See all translations

biennialadjective

uk   us   /baɪˈeniəl/
happening once every two ​years: a biennial ​conference
See also
Compare
biennially
adverb
City ​residents are ​surveyed on their views biennially.
(Definition of biennial from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “biennial”
in Spanish bienal…
in Vietnamese hai năm…
in Malaysian setiap dua tahun…
in Thai เกิดขึ้นทุก ๆ สองปี…
in French bisannuel…
in German zweijährig…
in Chinese (Simplified) 两年一次的…
in Turkish iki yılda bir olan…
in Russian происходящий раз в два года…
in Indonesian tahan dua tahun…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兩年一次的…
in Polish odbywający się co dwa lata…
What is the pronunciation of biennial?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More