noun Etymology: Latin centum + English -ennial (as in biennial) Date: 1876 a 100th anniversary or its celebrationcentennial adjectivecentennially adverb

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  • Centennial — bedeutet abgeleitet vom Lateinischen centum, hundert und annum, Jahr einen Zeitraum von 100 Jahren, siehe Jahrhundert Centennial ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika Centennial (Colorado) Centennial (Arizona)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Centennial — Cen*ten ni*al, a. [L. centum a hundred + annus year.] 1. Relating to, or associated with, the commemoration of an event that happened a hundred years before; as, a centennial ode. [1913 Webster] 2. Happening once in a hundred years; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centennial — Centennial, WY U.S. Census Designated Place in Wyoming Population (2000): 191 Housing Units (2000): 295 Land area (2000): 10.024372 sq. miles (25.963003 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 10.024372… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Centennial — Cen*ten ni*al, n. The celebration of the hundredth anniversary of any event; a centenary. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centennial — (adj.) c.1797, formed in English from L. centum one hundred (see HUNDRED (Cf. hundred)) + ending from BIENNIAL (Cf. biennial). First used as a noun in 1876 …   Etymology dictionary

  • centennial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to a hundredth anniversary. ► NOUN ▪ a hundredth anniversary. ORIGIN from Latin centum a hundred …   English terms dictionary

  • centennial — [sen ten′ē əl, sen ten′ēyəl] adj. [< L centum, HUNDRED + annus, year (see ANNUAL) + AL] 1. of 100 years 2. happening once in 100 years 3. lasting 100 years 4. of a 100th anniversary …   English World dictionary

  • centennial — [[t]sente̱niəl[/t]] N SING: oft N n A centennial is the same as a centenary. [mainly AM; also BRIT, FORMAL] The centennial Olympics will be in Atlanta, Georgia …   English dictionary

  • centennial — UK [senˈtenɪəl] / US noun [countable] Word forms centennial : singular centennial plural centennials mainly American a centenary …   English dictionary

  • centennial — See centenary, centennial …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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