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A.Word.A.Day--bimillenaryPronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
bimillenary (bye-MIL-uh-ner-ee) noun (also bimillenium)
1. A span of 2,000 years.
2. A 2,000th anniversary.
[Bi- two + Latin millenarius, from milleni, a thousand each, from mille, thousand.]
"Anyone who has been to Washington, D.C. recently knows what a metropolis that capital city is, yet only 200 years ago, farms, berry fields and orchards were all which could be found where government offices, museums, parks and oodles of traffic exist today. Can you imagine what Washington will be like when the hustle-bustle busy city celebrates its bimillenary anniversary? Zonay, Jeanne Huddleston, "Americana" is a popular topical theme, Stamps, 4 Feb 95.
This week's theme: words about numbers.
When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally. -Lao-Tzu, Chinese philosopher (6th century B.C.)