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Annual vs. Yearly

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  • Annual (adjective)

    Happening once every year.

    "an annual general meeting;"

    "an annual publication"

  • Annual (adjective)

    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"

  • Annual (adjective)

    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.

  • Annual (adjective)

    Living or lasting just one season or year, as certain insects or insect colonies.

  • Annual (noun)

    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."

  • Annual (noun)

    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."

  • Annual (noun)

    A medical checkup taking place once a year.

  • Yearly (adjective)

    Happening once every year.

    "a yearly income"

    "Christmas is a yearly celebration."

  • Yearly (adverb)

    Once a year.

  • Yearly (adverb)

    Every year.

  • Yearly (noun)

    Something that is published once a year.

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Annual (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming or happening once in the year; yearly.

  • Annual (adjective)

    Performed or accomplished in a year; reckoned by the year; as, the annual motion of the earth.

  • Annual (adjective)

    Lasting or continuing only one year or one growing season; requiring to be renewed every year; as, an annual plant; annual tickets.

  • Annual (noun)

    A thing happening or returning yearly; esp. a literary work published once a year.

  • Annual (noun)

    Anything, especially a plant, that lasts but one year or season; an annual plant.

  • Annual (noun)

    A Mass for a deceased person or for some special object, said daily for a year or on the anniversary day.

  • Yearly (adjective)

    Happening, accruing, or coming every year; annual; as, a yearly income; a yearly feast.

  • Yearly (adjective)

    Lasting a year; as, a yearly plant.

  • Yearly (adjective)

    Accomplished in a year; as, the yearly circuit, or revolution, of the earth.

  • Yearly (adverb)

    Annually; once a year to year; as, blessings yearly bestowed.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Annual (noun)

    a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year

  • Annual (noun)

    a reference book that is published regularly once every year

  • Annual (adjective)

    occurring or payable every year;

    "an annual trip to Paris"

    "yearly medical examinations"

    "annual (or yearly) income"

  • Annual (adjective)

    completing its life cycle within a year;

    "a border of annual flowering plants"

    "the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant"

  • Yearly (adjective)

    occurring or payable every year;

    "an annual trip to Paris"

    "yearly medical examinations"

    "annual (or yearly) income"

  • Yearly (adverb)

    without missing a year;

    "they travel to China annually"

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