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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: centuria, from centum; CENT

century

noun
     
Related topics: Cricket, Chronology
cen‧tu‧ry S1 W1 plural centuries [countable]
1TMC one of the 100-year periods measured from before or after the year of Christ's birth
the 11th/18th/21st etc century
The church was built in the 13th century.
the next/last century
by the beginning of the next century
the story of life on a small farm at the turn of the century (=the beginning of the century)
2TMC a period of 100 years:
many centuries ago
3DSC 100 runs scored by one cricket player in an innings

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