annual ( annuals plural )
1 adj 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.
annually adv ADV with v
Companies report to their shareholders annually.
2 adj Annual quantities or rates relate to a period of one year.
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.
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
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