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definition of the word century

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Latin centuria

Singular
century

Plural
centuries

century (plural centuries)

  1. A period of 100 consecutive years; often specifically a numbered period with conventional start and end dates, e.g., the twentieth century, which stretches from (strictly) 1901 through 2000, or (informally) 1900 through 1999. The first century AD was from 1 to 100.
  2. A unit in ancient Roman, originally of 100 army soldiers as part of a cohort, later of more varied sizes (but typically containing 60 to 70 or 80) soldiers or other men (guards, police, firemen), commanded by a centurion.
  3. A political division of ancient Rome, meeting in the Centuriate Assembly.
  4. (cricket) a hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership.
  5. (US, cycling) A ride 100 miles in length.


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