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century

cen·tu·ry

century

 
pronunciation:
sen ch ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: centuries
definition 1: a unit of time equal to one hundred years.
Some giant tortoises live for more than a century.
definition 2: one of the hundred-year periods into which human history is divided. Centuries are usually counted forward or backward from the beginning of the Christian era.
The twenty-first century began in the year 2001 and will end in 2100.
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