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annual  

  ( annuals    plural  )
1       adj   Annual events happen once every year.  
ADJ n   (=yearly)  
...the annual conference of Britain's trade union movement..., In its annual report, UNICEF says at least 40,000 children die every day.     
  annually      adv   ADV with v  
Companies report to their shareholders annually.     
2       adj   Annual quantities or rates relate to a period of one year.  
ADJ n   (=yearly)  
The electronic and printing unit has annual sales of about $80 million.     
  annually      adv   ADV with v, amount ADV  
El Salvador produces 100,000 tons of refined copper annually...     
3       n-count   An annual is a book or magazine that is published once a year.  
4       n-count   An annual is a plant that grows and dies within one year.  


semi-annual     
A semi-annual event happens twice a year.  
  (AM)      adj   usu ADJ n  
...the semi-annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund.     
in BRIT, usually use biannual     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
See also:

annul, annually, annals, anal

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
adj.
happening once a year
Ex.: My favorite annual event is Christmas because I eat my mother's great feast and get christmas presents from Santa Claus.

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