The correct usages of triannual
parallel the correct usages of biannual
Webster’s is a descriptive or permissive dictionary. It describes any use of a word, even when that usage is wrong.
Oxford is a prescriptive dictionary that tells you what is correct usage and what is wrong usage.http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/engl...Biennial
are often confused. Biennial
means ‘occurring every two years’ (the biennial Ryder Cup tournament
), while biannual
means ‘twice a year’ (the solstice is a biannual event
The correct usages of triennial
The inaugural Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific was held from 4-10 October 2010 in Brisbane, Queensland.
event brought together more than 10,000 people with 67 events staged in 17 venues across Brisbane.
The design action doesn’t stop in 2010
with a range of ongoing projects and events to be held in the lead up to the next Unlimited in 2013
Michigan Breast Oncology Quality Initiative
Colla(b)orative Meeting (Dearborn Inn)
-- 11:30am - 4pmMay
Meeting (Grand Traverse Resort)
-- 12pm - 5pmSeptember
-- 8:30am - noon
I will admit that other people badly confuse the two words. The question becomes: Is LEO a descriptive / permissive dictionary that promotes sloppy translations, or is LEO a prescriptive dictionary that guides people toward correct usage?