Centenary



of or relating to a period of 100 years.
recurring once in every 100 years:
a centenary celebration.
a centennial.
a period of 100 years; century.
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adjective
of or relating to a period of 100 years
occurring once every 100 years
noun (pl) -naries
a 100th anniversary or its celebration
adj.

c.1600, “period of 100 years,” from Latin centenarius “of a hundred, relating to a hundred,” from centenai “a hundred each,” from centum “hundred” (see hundred). As a noun, “100th anniversary,” from 1788.

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