annual


annual
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1) ADJ: ADJ n Annual events happen once every year.

...the annual conference of Britain's trade union movement...

In its annual report, UNICEF says at least 40,000 children die every day.

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annually ADV ADV with v

Companies report to their shareholders annually.

2) ADJ: ADJ n Annual quantities or rates relate to a period of one year.

Annual costs, tuition and fees, ₤1,600...

The electronic and printing unit has annual sales of about $80 million.

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annually ADV ADV with v, amount ADV

El Salvador produces 100,000 tons of refined copper annually...

Holiday World hires 300 new employees annually.

3) N-COUNT An annual is a book or magazine that is published once a year.

I looked for Wyman's picture in my high-school annual...

He tried the various almanacs, annuals and gazettes which were held in the library.

4) N-COUNT An annual is a plant that grows and dies within one year.

The simplest way to deal with these hardy annuals is to sow them where they are to flower.


English dictionary. 2008.

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