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Anual vs. Annual: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 19, 2023
"Anual" is incorrect, while "annual" is correct. "Annual" refers to something occurring once every year.

Which is correct: Anual or Annual

How to spell Annual?

Anual is Incorrect

Annual is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember that 'annual', meaning yearly, has two 'n's just like the word 'year' has two 'e's.
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Dec 19, 2023
'Annual' comes later in the alphabet than 'anual', just like yearly events which come later in the calendar.
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Dec 19, 2023
The longer spelling, 'annual', represents the longer duration of a year, as opposed to a shorter period.
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Dec 19, 2023
'Annual' is used in 'anniversary', which occurs once a year.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 19, 2023
The double 'n' in 'annual' can stand for the 'number' of times it occurs: once a year.
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Dec 19, 2023
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Anual and Annual Definitions

Anual

Anual is an incorrect spelling of annual.
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

Annual describes a period or event lasting one year.
She plans her annual vacation carefully.
Harlon Moss
Dec 08, 2023

Annual

Annual is used for reports or publications issued once a year.
The company releases its annual report in April.
Janet White
Dec 08, 2023

Annual

Annual can refer to a subscription or fee payable once a year.
The annual membership fee is due in January.
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

Annual refers to something happening once every year.
The annual festival attracts thousands.
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

In botany, annual describes a plant that lives for one year.
Marigolds are popular annual flowers.
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

Recurring, done, or performed every year; yearly
An annual medical examination.
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

Of, relating to, or determined by a year
An annual income.
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Annual

(Botany) Living or growing for only one year or season.
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Annual

A periodical published yearly; a yearbook.
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Annual

(Botany) A plant that completes its entire life cycle in a single growing season.
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Annual

Happening once every year.
An annual general meeting;
An annual publication
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

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
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

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.
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

(entomology) Living or lasting just one season or year, as certain insects or insect colonies.
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

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.
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

(botany) 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.
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

A medical checkup taking place once a year.
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Annual

(theater) A pantomime taking place once a year.
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Annual

Of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming or happening once in the year; yearly.
The annual overflowing of the river [Nile].
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Annual

Performed or accomplished in a year; reckoned by the year; as, the annual motion of the earth.
A thousand pound a year, annual support.
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

Lasting or continuing only one year or one growing season; requiring to be renewed every year; as, an annual plant; annual tickets.
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

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

Anything, especially a plant, that lasts but one year or season; an annual plant.
Oaths . . . in some sense almost annuals; . . . and I myself can remember about forty different sets.
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Dec 08, 2023

Annual

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

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

A reference book that is published regularly once every year
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Annual

Occurring or payable every year;
An annual trip to Paris
Yearly medical examinations
Annual (or yearly) income
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Annual

Completing its life cycle within a year;
A border of annual flowering plants
The common buttercup is a popular perennial plant
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FAQs

What is the pronunciation of annual?

Annual is pronounced as /ˈæn.ju.əl/.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 19, 2023

Why is it called annual?

Annual comes from the Latin word 'annus', meaning year, indicating its yearly occurrence.
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Dec 19, 2023

Which vowel is used before annual?

Typically, the vowel 'a' is used before 'annual' (e.g., an annual event).
Harlon Moss
Dec 19, 2023

What is the root word of annual?

The root word of 'annual' is the Latin 'annus', meaning year.
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Dec 19, 2023

What is the singular form of annual?

The singular form is 'annual'.
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Dec 19, 2023

What is the plural form of annual?

The plural form is 'annuals'.
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Dec 19, 2023

Is annual a negative or positive word?

'Annual' is neutral; it is neither inherently negative nor positive.
Harlon Moss
Dec 19, 2023

Which preposition is used with annual?

Common prepositions used with 'annual' include 'at', 'in', and 'for'.
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Dec 19, 2023

What is the verb form of annual?

There is no direct verb form of 'annual'; related verbs include 'annul' or 'annualize'.
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Dec 19, 2023

Which conjunction is used with annual?

Conjunctions like 'and' or 'or' are often used with 'annual'.
Janet White
Dec 19, 2023

Is annual a noun or adjective?

'Annual' can be both a noun and an adjective.
Harlon Moss
Dec 19, 2023

Is annual a vowel or consonant?

'Annual' is a word, not a vowel or consonant.
Janet White
Dec 19, 2023

Is annual a collective noun?

No, 'annual' is not a collective noun.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 19, 2023

Is annual an abstract noun?

No, 'annual' is not typically considered an abstract noun.
Janet White
Dec 19, 2023

How do we divide annual into syllables?

'Annual' is divided as an-nu-al.
Janet White
Dec 19, 2023

What part of speech is annual?

'Annual' can be an adjective or a noun.
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Dec 19, 2023

What is the first form of annual?

The first form is 'annual' itself (as an adjective or noun).
Janet White
Dec 19, 2023

What is the third form of annual?

Like the second form, the third form of 'annual' does not change.
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Dec 19, 2023

Which article is used with annual?

Both 'the' and 'an' are commonly used, depending on context.
Harlon Moss
Dec 19, 2023

Is the annual term a metaphor?

'Annual' is not typically used as a metaphor.
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Dec 19, 2023

How many syllables are in annual?

There are three syllables in 'annual'.
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Dec 19, 2023

What is another term for annual?

Another term for 'annual' is 'yearly'.
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Dec 19, 2023

Which determiner is used with annual?

Determiners like 'the', 'an', 'my', or 'this' can be used with 'annual'.
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Dec 19, 2023

Is annual an adverb?

No, 'annual' is not an adverb.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 19, 2023

Is annual a countable noun?

Yes, when used as a noun, 'annual' is countable (e.g., annuals).
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Dec 19, 2023

Is the word annual imperative?

No, 'annual' is not an imperative word.
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Dec 19, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in annual?

The first syllable 'an' is stressed in 'annual'.
Harlon Moss
Dec 19, 2023

What is the opposite of annual?

The opposite of 'annual' could be 'biennial' (every two years) or 'perennial' (lasting several years).
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Dec 19, 2023

What is the second form of annual?

There is no second form; 'annual' remains the same in all forms.
Harlon Moss
Dec 19, 2023

How is annual used in a sentence?

Example: The organization holds its annual meeting in December.
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Dec 19, 2023
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