AskDefine | Define annual

Dictionary Definition

annual adj
1 occurring or payable every year; "an annual trip to Paris"; "yearly medical examinations"; "annual (or yearly) income" [syn: yearly]
2 completing its life cycle within a year; "a border of annual flowering plants" [syn: one-year] [ant: biennial, perennial]

Noun

1 a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
2 a reference book that is published regularly once every year [syn: yearbook]

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Etymology

annus year + -al

Adjective

  1. happening once every year.
    The annual meeting will be held on ...

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happening once a year

Noun

  1. Something that has an yearly cycle, as some plants and serially published books.

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Extensive Definition

Annual is typically used to describe something that happens once a year. Circannual describes events that take place over the course of one year and repeat year after year.
It may also refer to the following:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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