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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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annualan‧nu‧al1 /ˈænjuəl/ ●●○ W2 AWL adjective  1 TMCREGULARhappening once a year syn yearly The school trip has become an annual event.annual report/meeting/conference2 TMCbased on or calculated over a period of one year syn yearlyannual budget/income/cost etc a household with an annual income of $60,000
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annualHe announced his decision at the annual Board of Trustees' retreat on September 10.It gives an annual growth rate of 2. 3 percent, according to analysts.Her annual income is about $75,000.To try to cut down on internecine warfare, Mr Florio oversaw annual meetings at which he encouraged publishers to work together.The plan was to avoid annual parliamentary wrangles.The yield is the annual percentage of return an investor earns on a stock.In the first half of the 1970s, the economy was growing at an annual rate of 7 percent.the annual school homecoming danceMuch to the scientists' surprise, summer conditions left visible annual strata.annual report/meeting/conferenceA definitive agreement for shareholders to approve could come by Feb. 22 when Trafalgar House holds its annual meeting.They will, however, be made available in the Authority's annual report.The annual report is always sent out within a week of the bank's year end.Reg Brealey, the club chairman, told shareholders at yesterday's annual meeting that the club still owes £2.3million.National librarian, Brynley Roberts, says in his annual report this is already causing storage problems.For example, while annual reports usually name the chairman and board members they do not always reveal their salaries.annual budget/income/cost etcFamilies with annual incomes as high as $ 24,000.From 1989 through 1992 the combined annual cost exceeded $ 50,000 in three of the four years.Green party annual income is about £250,000 a year, and membership is currently rising.It has an annual budget of $ 24m and, so far, it has raised $ 230m of capital.What is the annual cost of the inflation rider?The annual Budget or Finance Bill now contains a wide mixture of items.In an agricultural world, annual incomes rise and fall dramatically depending upon the weather.
annualannual2 noun [countable]  1 DLGa plant that lives for one year or seasonbiennial, perennial2 DHTCNa book, especially for children, that is produced once a year with the same title but different stories, pictures etc
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annualIn addition to the above, annuals are normally covered by standing orders, which eliminate repetitive clerical work.He is correct, Gedge still has Beano and Dandy annuals filed next to his records and many other souvenirs.He would never scribble in his annuals and had them all in order.The flower bed can then be augmented with annuals later in the year when the bulbs are over.
From Longman Business Dictionaryannualan‧nu‧al /ˈænjuəl/ adjective1annual events happen once a yearShareholders can vote at the annual meeting.an annual audit see also semi-annual2ACCOUNTINGcalculated over a period of a yearthe company’s annual profitsan annual growth rate of 6%
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