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century

noun [C] uk   /ˈsen.tʃər.i/ us  
A2 a period of 100 years: The city centre has scarcely changed in over a century. This sculpture must be centuries old. Her medical career spanned half a century.
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a period of 100 years counted from what is believed to be the year of the birth of Jesus Christ: Rome was founded in the eighth century BC (= before Christ). He's an expert on 15th-century Italian art. a score of 100 runs in cricketthe turn of the century the time when one century ends and another begins: The museum reopened at the turn of the century.
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in Korean 100년…
in Arabic قَرْن…
in French siècle, centaine (de points)…
in Turkish yüzyıl, asır…
in Italian secolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一百年, 世紀, (板球)100分…
in Russian век…
in Polish wiek…
in Spanish siglo, centena…
in Portuguese século…
in German das Jahrhundert, 100 Läufe…
in Catalan segle…
in Japanese 世紀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一百年, 世纪, (板球)100分…
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