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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.

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- 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...
- Centuries are periods of one hundred consecutive years. Centuries may also refer to: Centuries, Hythe, a Grade II listed building Magdeburg Centuries...
- of total centuries scored by international cricketers, split between different formats of the game. A qualification of 15 overall centuries is used for...
- 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...
- 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...
- for most centuries in Test cricket is Sachin Tendulkar of India, who has scored 51 centuries. The first One Day International (ODI) century was scored...
- Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terrawestern Stato da Mar is the official denomination given by UNESCO to six...
- 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...
- 180 in 2018. Sharma set the record for most centuries scored in a World Cup when he scored five centuries in the 2019 World Cup. As of December 2019[update]...
- score centuries in each of his first three Test innings as captain. In 2016, Kohli became the fifth player to score three or more double centuries in a...
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