semicentenary

semicentenary
noun
the 50th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
Syn: ↑semicentennial
Hypernyms: ↑anniversary, ↑day of remembrance
adjective
of or relating to or marking the 50th anniversary
Syn: ↑semicentennial
Pertains to noun: ↑semicentennial (for: ↑semicentennial)

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Etymology: semi- + centenary

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/sem'ee sen ten"euh ree, -sen"tn er'ee, sem'uy-/ or, esp. Brit., /-sen tee"neuh ree/, adj., n., pl. semicentenaries.
semicentennial.
[1865-70; SEMI- + CENTENARY]

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