biennial vs biannual

biennial biannual


  • 1) A plant that requires two years to complete its life-cycle, germinating and growing in its first year, then producing its flowers and fruit in its second year, after which it usually dies.
  • 2) A plant that normally requires two seasons to complete its life cycle, growing usually as a rosette in the first season and producing flowers and fruits and then dying in the second season.
  • 3) A perennial plant, such as the English daisy, cultivated as a biennial.
  • 4) An event that occurs every two years.
  • 5) (Bot.) A plant which exists or lasts for two years.
  • 6) Something which takes place or appears once in two years; esp. a biennial examination.
  • 7) (botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season
  • 8) A plant which requires two seasons of growth to produce its flowers and fruit, growing one year and flowering, fruiting, and dying the next.
  • 9) An exercise, as a college examination, occurring once in two years. Sometimes also bisannual.
  • 10) Lasting for two years.
  • 11) Happening every second year.
  • 12) Botany Having a life cycle that normally takes two growing seasons to complete.
  • 13) Lasting or living for two years.
  • 14) (Bot.) Continuing for two years, and then perishing, as plants which form roots and leaves the first year, and produce fruit the second.
  • 15) Happening, or taking place, once in two years.
  • 16) having a life cycle lasting two seasons
  • 17) Happening or taking place once in two years: as, biennial games.
  • 18) Continuing or lasting for two years; changed or renewed every two years: Said especially of plants.


  • 1) Something occurring twice each year.
  • 2) proscribed Occurring every two years; biennial.
  • 3) Occurring twice a year; half-yearly; semiannual, twice-yearly.
  • 4) Occurring twice each year; semiannual.
  • 5) Occurring every two years; biennial.
  • 6) Occurring twice a year; half-yearly; semiannual.
  • 7) Occurring twice a year: arbitrarily distinguished from biennial (which see).


  • 1) So it is fair that these competitions are biennial.
  • 2) So far, a chance to make a ninth appearance in the biennial match is miles away.
  • 3) They are mainly biennial, so plant two years running to keep an annual display going.
  • 4) The final round of the third biennial competition kicked off with a programme that seems weak and unexciting compared to the last two prize bills.
  • 5) A fabulous biennial plant growing up to 4m high.
  • 6) These are biennial plants, which means they should flower in the second year then die, so yours must be itching to get it over with.
  • 7) Because of the insisted use of the term biennial, one of the more controversial and talked about aspects of the event is what role the visual arts would actually play in this event and how they would be presented.
  • 8) This year the roving biennial is being held in the southern Spain city of Murcia in an effort to engage the region's blend of Islamic, Judaic and Christian cultural influences.
  • 9) Third, if Dudley ever actually comes up with details on how he will fill the budget gap -- programs, savings with numbers adding up to the $2.25 billion or so long-term biennial deficit
  • 10) The biennial is the Olympics of the contemporary art world, a century-old tradition in which countries send in their best artists to exhibit in pavilions and palazzos across the city.
  • 11) The biennial is a welcome opportunity for regional artists to exhibit, and for the rest of us to see what they're doing.
  • 12) If the biennial is the art world's version of a barometer, the Whitney biennial, now in its 75th year, is its touchstone.
  • 13) I am quickly approaching the deadline for another flight review (formerly known as the biennial flight review).
  • 14) ‘As a featured artist in the Museum's biennial exhibition this month, he has reason to smile.’
  • 15) ‘Established in 1998, this biennial exhibition award honors Tremaine, a life-long collector of contemporary art, who formed the foundation prior to her 1987 death.’
  • 16) ‘While building his huge mansion in New York City, he loaned paintings from his collection to the museum, and in 1907 he provided prize money for the museum's first biennial exhibition.’
  • 17) ‘Fifteen contemporary artists working in the realm of public art were selected by a jury to create site-specific sculptures for this third biennial exhibition.’
  • 18) ‘Always a lively forum for esthetic debate and value judgments, the Museum's biennial exhibition surveys the latest trends in American art.’
  • 19) ‘Cosmopolitan Johannesburg has a thriving art scene with a number of its top artists making names for themselves at international biennial exhibitions.’
  • 20) ‘The biennial exhibition in Venice has an obligation to test the present, to challenge it, says the director of this year's massive event.’
  • 21) ‘One of the reasons for holding the biennial exhibition is to raise funds through the sale of works by renowned artists to support Women's Crisis Centers in the country.’
  • 22) ‘Since then, her roughly biennial exhibitions of paintings have been one of the not-so-guilty pleasures of the art world.’
  • 23) ‘It continues to promote major biennial exhibitions, featuring both Brazilian and international contemporary art.’
  • 24) ‘It's understandable that speculation ran high as to what kind of biennial exhibition he would assemble.’
  • 25) ‘Approximately 2,400 individuals are randomly selected from each senior year cohort for biennial follow-up via mailed questionnaires.’
  • 26) ‘But it was far less than previous years when the biennial gala featured as many as 500 silent auction items.’
  • 27) ‘In one cohort women undergo biennial screening over 10 years and in the other cohort they do not.’
  • 28) ‘Dedicated art-world globetrotters will have to plan their biennial jaunts wisely this year.’
  • 29) ‘The biennial showpiece underlines Aberdeen as a significant energy capital and as a centre of excellence for such technology.’
  • 30) ‘Last month, the society held its third biennial conference in Washington, D.C.’
  • 31) ‘This biennial festival took place in late June, beginning in 1961 and ran for 28 years.’
  • 32) ‘It is only seven months until the country's biennial ratings are released for national garden cities.’
  • 33) ‘The girls were in Belgium for a week for the biennial championships and took part in a series of friendly relays and events as well as the main races.’
  • 34) ‘Roundup can be used if thistles, Johnsongrass, or other perennial or biennial weeds are present in the small grain stubble.’
  • 35) ‘Gramoxone should not be used for control of perennial or biennial weeds, legumes, or cool-season grasses.’
  • 36) ‘Lettuce is an annual or perhaps a biennial herb and as such is by far the most popular edible herb in Ireland.’
  • 37) ‘In this and many other annual and biennial species, bolting is the earliest manifestation of the transition to reproduction.’
  • 38) ‘For example, during the second year of their biennial life cycle, sprouting red beet plants require the mobilization of vacuolar sucrose from the underground hypocotyl.’
  • 39) ‘Plant out hardy biennials such as foxgloves and wallflowers in their flowering positions.’
  • 40) ‘I supplement them with annuals, biennials, vines, bulbs, and a few flowering shrubs.’
  • 41) ‘Most people treat them as annuals or biennials, removing plants when flowering declines.’
  • 42) ‘The plant is a biennial; and there are two principal varieties, white and purple.’
  • 43) ‘A total of 441 are annuals, biennials, and herbaceous perennials; 97 are woody and suffrutescent taxa.’
  • 44) ‘Primroses are members of the genus Primula and can be perennials, biennials, or tender annuals.’
  • 45) ‘The group includes annuals, biennials and perennials.’
  • 46) ‘Border carnations are those varieties typically grown outdoors by gardeners either as perennials, biennials, or annuals.’
  • 47) ‘Wildflowers are either self-sowing annuals, biennials or perennials.’
  • 48) ‘They can be either annuals, biennials, or perennials, depending on their species.’
  • 49) ‘Then there's the biennial; a plant that grows leaves one year, then flowers, seeds and dies the next.’
  • 50) ‘Violas are low - growing perennials often treated as biennials or annuals, depending on the climate in which they are grown.’
  • 51) ‘Given that these plants appear to be biennials, the time frame is actually closer to only 30 generations.’
  • 52) ‘You should plant spring-flowering hardy annuals and biennials as soon as you can.’
  • 53) ‘Dig up and store tender bulbs from your summer garden, and cut back the worn-out perennials and biennials.’
  • 54) ‘So what kind of plants are classified as biennials?’
  • 55) ‘Plan on replanting parsley every spring; as a biennial, it goes to seed and dies the second year.’
  • 56) ‘Some of our favorite vegetables (carrots, radishes, etc.) are biennials, meaning they take two seasons to complete their life cycles and produce seeds.’
  • 57) ‘Wildflowers and native plants also may be classified as annuals, biennials or perennials.’
  • 58) ‘You can also sow biennials, such as forget-me-nots.’
  • 59) ‘The national gymnasts are calling for more overseas tryouts in their training program prior to the biennial sporting event in September.’
  • 60) ‘While most installations at this year's event are serious explorations of profound themes, the biennial also celebrates unadulterated creativity.’
  • 61) ‘Thanks to his patronage of events such as the biennial, the city is the cultural capital of this nation made wealthy by oil, shipbuilding and business.’
  • 62) ‘As event planners seek to position benefits and biennials and clear dates for auctions, openings and galas, they need to know what else is happening and when and where.’
  • 63) ‘The official line on the biennial declared it ‘a major event in the cultural program of the government.’’
  • 64) ‘As with the previous biennial, Berlin's gallery-strewn Mitte district will be the event's principal setting.’
  • 65) ‘During the two years between biennials, the committee ensures the participation of venues by continuously meeting with curators, artists and other organizers.’
  • 66) ‘The role of the gallery is being radically transformed by the surging number of fairs, biennials and contemporary auctions.’
  • 67) ‘The $800,000 bill for this year's show, at a time of economic difficulty, has attracted criticism, but the co-curator insists the biennial is value for money.’
  • 68) ‘All are under the age of 50 and, according to the planner, they are sophisticated and accomplished, compared to the young artists who participated in the biennial.’
  • 69) ‘The biennial will open with a downtown celebration, including exhibitions, music, performances and large-scale projections.’
  • 70) ‘For our non-UK readers, this is an biennial charity event set up by leading comedians to provide funds for developing countries.’
  • 71) ‘His work found immediate and continued international success in prestigious festivals, symposia, broadcasts, biennials, museums and gallery exhibitions.’
  • 72) ‘This new event is Australia's second international biennial, the Sydney Biennale having established itself since 1973 as one of the world's leading exhibitions of this genre.’
  • 73) ‘He was featured in the last company design biennial.’
  • 74) ‘The Foundation celebrates its 12th biennial competition this year.’
  • 75) ‘Two years ago, that script made him the youngest-ever recipient of Canada's biennial Playwriting Prize.’
  • 76) ‘It's ski racing's biggest biennial bonanza, a snow-sport event for Alpine purists, and this year it's coming to Italy.’
  • 77) ‘Regardless, the party will keep biennial sessions because there is no significant interest in changing them.’
  • 78) ‘The issue was brought up at the recent biennial convention, where there was lengthy discussion on a proposed policy.’


  • 1) One critic sardonically called the biannual architecture show now up in Venice "the biggest, most glamorous architecture show on earth."
  • 2) The children came two years apart, as regular as some kind of biannual publication; Looloo, seventeen, being the youngest, and also the best-looking and the most popular in the family.
  • 3) I recently attended the biannual Slow Food Congress in Turin, where the entire aim of the gathering was to celebrate regional heritage.
  • 4) Although Brazil is expected to produce less coffee this year as part of its biannual low-output season, when trees naturally produce fewer beans, the government's forecasting agency still expects a record off-crop of 43.5 million 60-kilogram bags in the 2011-12 crop year.
  • 5) Montgomery County uses WOW's formula in gathering information for its biannual report on how much income is needed to be "self-sufficient" and live in the county without government assistance.
  • 6) Those findings were released Wednesday in a biannual report card on minority educational attainment by the American Council on Education, with financial backing from the GE Foundation.
  • 7) The high-priced Koch confabs have become a biannual ritual among Obama's super-rich foes.
  • 8) Mr. Leterme said that Belgium already has mechanisms in its laws to prevent wages from rising faster than those in Germany, France and the Netherlands — part of biannual negotiations between unions and business groups that are ongoing.
  • 9) ‘At the 45th biannual meeting, such exclusivity agreements were discussed.’
  • 10) ‘He began as a chairman of the round table in 1998, going to biannual meetings in Paris.’
  • 11) ‘The fire forum itself has had a chequered history and does not attract many members of the public to its biannual meetings.’
  • 12) ‘Now based in London, he was organizing a biannual meeting of his senior team.’
  • 13) ‘Currently, the only publicly funded showcase for local talent at the festival is the British Council's biannual event, to which it invites 250 international talent scouts.’
  • 14) ‘The biannual Information Security survey last year showed that 82% of UK companies with internet links still had no protection.’
  • 15) ‘Last year a national search for new songwriting talent began in preparation for Scotland's first festival of song, a biannual project to promote, encourage and nurture songwriting in Scotland.’
  • 16) ‘It's a controversial message in light of everything we've heard for the last several years, but women appear to now have a choice between physical exams and annual or biannual mammograms.’
  • 17) ‘We've been working on the play for four or five years now with the script having emerged from our biannual new work festival.’
  • 18) ‘The biannual tour has grown from a six-city grassroots event to an award-winning 20-city, three-month tour.’
  • 19) ‘Internationally the sport has a biannual European as well as World Championships at senior men's and women's and at U - 21 level for juniors.’
  • 20) ‘Rising stock prices and low interest rates have reduced financing costs for consumers and businesses, the chairman said in his biannual monetary report to Congress.’
  • 21) ‘More of those products will be unveiled at this week's show in Berlin, a biannual event that is one of Europe's biggest consumer-electronics trade fairs.’
  • 22) ‘A subscription to this handsome biannual magazine is just $15.’
  • 23) ‘I need to get my biannual haircut, which is several months overdue…’
  • 24) ‘Now she helps to organise the biannual International Debutante Ball, which donates money to several causes, including servicemen's charities.’
  • 25) ‘The club holds various regional events, and members are happy to share knowledge - especially through a superb biannual journal and programme of study days.’
  • 26) ‘Their biannual art competition and exhibition was lauded.’
  • 27) ‘And of course, the biannual IT fair had some of the latest gadgets on stands.’
  • 28) ‘But during the course of the biannual check-up, a discovery was made that would change Anne's life.’

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