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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 successive periods of one hundred years, usu. counted before or after the birth of Jesus Christ.
Two world wars took place in the twentieth century.
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