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C.1382, from Late Latin annualem, annualis, related to Latin annalis, adjective form of annus (year). Used to categorize plants since 1710.

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Annual (not comparable)

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Annual

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  1. Happening once every year.
    an annual general meeting
    an annual publication
  2. Of, for, or relating to a whole year, often as a recurring cycle; determined or reckoned by the year; accumulating in the course of a year; performed, executed, or completed over the course of a year. See also circannual.
    an annual salary
    average annual profits
    the annual course of the sun
  3. (botany) (of a plant) Having a life cycle that is completed in only one growing season; e.g. beans, corn, marigold. See Annual plant in Wikipedia. Compare biennial, perennial.
  4. Patrono:Entomology Living or lasting just one season or year, as certain insects or insect colonies.

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Noun

Singular
Annual

Plural
Annuals

Annual (plural Annuals)
  1. An annual publication; a book, periodical, journal, report, comic book, yearbook, etc., which is published serially once a year, which may or may not be in addition to regular weekly or monthly publication.
    I read the magazine, but I usually don't purchase the annuals.
  2. (botany) An annual plant; a plant with a life span of just one growing season; a plant which naturally germinates, flowers and dies in one year. Compare biennial, perennial.
    I can't wait to plant my annuals in the spring.

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