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Definition of Centuries
CenturiesCentury Cen"tu*ry, n.; pl. Centuries. [L. centuria (in
senses 1 & 3), fr. centum a hundred: cf. F. centurie. See
1. A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a
hundred things. [Archaic.]
And on it said a century of prayers. --Shak.
2. A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place
over two centuries ago.
Note: Century, in the reckoning of time, although often used
in a general way of any series of hundred consecutive
years (as, a century of temperance work), usually
signifies a division of the Christian era, consisting
of a period of one hundred years ending with the
hundredth year from which it is named; as, the first
century (a. d. 1-100 inclusive); the seventh
century (a.d. 601-700); the eighteenth century
(a.d. 1701-1800). With words or phrases connecting
it with some other system of chronology it is used of
similar division of those eras; as, the first century
of Rome (A.U.C. 1-100).
3. (Rom. Antiq.)
(a) A division of the Roman people formed according to
their property, for the purpose of voting for civil
(b) One of sixty companies into which a legion of the army
was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion.
Century plant (Bot.), the Agave Americana, formerly
supposed to flower but once in a century; -- hence the
name. See Agave.
The Magdeburg Centuries, an ecclesiastical history of the
first thirteen centuries, arranged in thirteen volumes,
compiled in the 16th century by Protestant scholars at
Meaning of Centuries from wikipedia
- A century
is a period
of 100 years. Centuries
are numbered ordinally
and many other
languages. The word century comes
from the Latin
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- of total centuries scored
cricketers, split between different formats
of the game. A qualification
of 15 overall centuries
is used for...
- for most centuries
in Test cricket
is Sachin Tendulkar
of India, who has scored
. The first
One Day International
- railroads provided
the first major advancement
in land transportation
the way people lived
goods, and fuelling
- below includes links
with further details
for each decade, century
, and millennium
from 11,000 BC to 3000 AD. 0s BC is not a true decade,...
- technology, and medicine. The 20th century
may have seen more technological
and scientific progress
than all the other centuries combined since
the dawn of civilization...
- pronounce specific years
of the 21st century
in English. Academics
out that the early years
of previous centuries
were commonly pronounced
has made 75 centuries
and 7 double centuries
, 7 double centuries
in Test cricket, 46 centuries
in One Day Internationals...
- a century
when he scores
100 runs or more in a single
innings. A century
as a landmark score
for a batter, and his number
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