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year +‎ -long


yearlong (not comparable)

  1. Lasting one year; of a timespan of one year.
    • 1976, Jean-Paul Dumont, Under the rainbow: nature and supernature among the Panare Indians, page 81:
      Both are congruent with a yearlong periodicity, which is apparently neutralized in the main settlement.
    • 2003, Richard A. Simon with James F. Newman, Making time to lead: how principals can stay on top of it all, page 3:
      By saving your entire file of daily and weekly lists, you will create your yearlong list.
  2. Which lasts throughout every year; which is not seasonal
    • 1957, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs:
      Yearlong manning is needed, although at a somewhat reduced level from the peak periods in the fall.
    • 2002, Barbara Taylor, P. David Pearson, Teaching reading: effective schools, accomplished teachers, page 37:
      During interviews, teachers and/or principals in three of the four most effective schools cited a yearlong staff development effort.

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yearlong (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly agriculture) Per year.
    • 1939, Hugh Hammond Bennett, Soil conservation, page 807:
      The estimate of the number of sheep and cattle now using this range is equivalent to 250000 cattle units yearlong
    • 1946, U.S. Committee on Public Lands and Surveys, Administration and use of public lands: Parts 5-9:
      The carrying capacity of this area is 46 cattle yearlong.
  2. Throughout every year; not seasonally
    • 1979, Marion Clawson, The western range livestock industry, page 73:
      Over much of the Great Plains, water was not available yearlong for units of land as small as the customary ownership units
    • 1989, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands, Additions to the national wilderness preservation system, volume 2, page 898:
      Black bear and mountain goats occur in the area yearlong.

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