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Centuries
Century Cen"tu*ry, n.; pl. Centuries. [L. centuria (in senses 1 & 3), fr. centum a hundred: cf. F. centurie. See Cent.] 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 officers. (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 Magdeburg.

Meaning of Centuries from wikipedia

- A century is a period of 100 years. Centuries are numbered ordinally in English and many other languages. The word century comes from the Latin centum...
- listed below contain information about trends and events in particular centuries and millennia. List of millennia List of decades List of years List of...
- 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...
- of total centuries scored by international cricketers, split between different formats of the game. A qualification of 15 overall centuries is used for...
- since January 2015, with over 1,000 centuries. The record was previously held by Stephen Hendry who compiled 775 centuries over the course of his career. The...
- following w****. "Centuries" debuted at No. 36 on the Canadian Hot 100 and peaked at No. 26 in its fifteenth w****. In the UK, "Centuries" made its appearance...
- currently holds the record for most T20I centuries, having scored 4 T20I Centuries. The fastest recorded century in Test cricket terms of balls faced is...
- centuries, followed by New Zealand's Colin Munro and Australia's Glenn Maxwell with three each. A further six players have scored two T20I centuries including...
- Wànguó Quántú), a world map that will be used throughout East Asia for centuries. 1602: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) is established by merging competing...
- Cricket Council. His total of 51 centuries in Test matches and 49 in ODIs are world records for highest number of centuries by a batsman. He became the first...
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