Definition of biennium in English:

biennium

noun

usually the biennium
  • A specified period of two years.

    ‘the budget for the next biennium’
    • ‘My ideals for the next biennium presidential columns are to inform, to advocate, to challenge and to question.’
    • ‘Because the state college system is funded on a biennial basis, the fiscal years 1996 and 1997 data were averaged to account for revenue peaks or valleys in the first or second years of a biennium.’
    • ‘The theme for the biennium is Literacy and Gender.’
    • ‘The Assembly has been very proactive and successful this biennium in helping the association accomplish its strategic plan.’
    • ‘Essentially, the colleges retained for the next biennium the state aid they had in the current biennium, a condition that did not exist under the old formula.’
    • ‘I see three important challenges in the next biennium.’
    • ‘Thank you to the members who served on the Commission this last biennium.’
    • ‘We now are just over halfway through this biennium, and I am proud to announce that the ‘Music for Everyone’ program is more successful than I imagined.’
    • ‘The next step was to develop goals for this biennium - that is, what we hopefully can accomplish over the two-year term of office.’
    • ‘Some part-time faculty saw their salaries increase by 15 percent, or nearly $300 a course, in one biennium.’
    • ‘I will work throughout the biennium to encourage nurses to submit consents to serve for elective and appointed positions.’
    • ‘First of all, the name: At this point, six months into the new biennium, the program remains nameless!’
    • ‘As we move into the next biennium, it is very important that we promote the Nurses Association as the organization that speaks for all nurses in Illinois.’
    • ‘She has served in various volunteer positions for twenty years, including the association's national president for the 1999-2001 biennium.’
    • ‘During the next biennium, I am willing to serve as your secretary.’
    • ‘In August, the council will lay out its funding priorities for the next biennium.’
    • ‘During the next biennium, the Nurse Practice Act is due for sunset legislation.’
    • ‘The proportionate distribution percentages remained constant throughout the next biennium.’
    • ‘The forward momentum and new energy from our Convention should be carried through this current biennium.’
    • ‘The Board of Directors are given the authority to fill vacancies on the Committee on Nominations by considering nominees from the current as well as previous biennia.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from Latin, from bi- ‘twice’ + annus ‘year’.

Pronunciation

biennium

/bīˈenēəm//baɪˈɛniəm/