Meaning of annual

an•nu•al

Pronunciation: (an'y-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, for, or pertaining to a year; yearly: annual salary.
  2. occurring or returning once a year: an annual celebration.
  3. living only one growing season, as beans or corn.
  4. performed or executed during a year: the annual course of the sun.
  5. living or lasting but one season or year, as certain insects or colonies of insects.
—n.
  1. a plant living only one year or season.
  2. a book, report, etc., published annually.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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