Meaning of ANNUAL in English

ANNUAL

/ ˈænjuəl; NAmE / adjective , noun

■ adjective [ usually before noun ]

1.

happening or done once every year :

an annual meeting / event / report

2.

relating to a period of one year :

an annual income / subscription / budget

an average annual growth rate of 8%

annual rainfall

—compare biannual

■ noun

1.

a book, especially one for children, that is published once a year, with the same title each time, but different contents

2.

any plant that grows and dies within one year or season

—compare biennial noun , perennial noun

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Old French annuel , from late Latin annualis , based on Latin annus year.

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