century
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Latin centuria, irregular from centum hundred Date: 1533 1. a subdivision of the Roman legion 2. a group, sequence, or series of 100 like things 3. a period of 100 years especially of the Christian era or of the preceding period of human history 4. a race over a hundred units (as yards or miles)

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  • century — [sen′chə rē, sen′shərē] n. pl. centuries [L centuria < centum, HUNDRED] 1. any period of 100 years, as from 1620 to 1720 2. a period of 100 years reckoned from a certain time, esp. from the beginning of the Christian Era (A.D. 1) [A.D. 1… …   English World dictionary

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  • century — ► NOUN (pl. centuries) 1) a period of one hundred years. 2) a batsman s score of a hundred runs in cricket. 3) a company of a hundred men in the ancient Roman army. USAGE Strictly speaking, centuries run from 01 to 100, meaning that the new… …   English terms dictionary

  • century — 1530s, one hundred (of anything), from L. centuria group of one hundred (including a measure of land and a division of the Roman army, one sixteenth of a legion, headed by a centurion), from centum hundred (see HUNDRED (Cf. hundred)) on analogy… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Century — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Century, terme anglais signifiant siècle, se retrouve dans : Sommaire 1 Toponymes 2 Musique …   Wikipédia en Français

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