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millennium

noun [C] uk   /mɪˈlen.i.əm/ ( plural millennia or millenniums) us  
C2 a period of 1,000 years, or the time when a period of 1,000 years ends: The corpse had lain preserved in the soil for almost two millennia. How did you celebrate the Millennium (= the beginning of the new millennium)?
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  • The book is a history of the last two millennia.
  • Imagine what the world will be like at the end of the next millennium.
millennial
adjective uk   /-əl/ us  
Translations of “millennium”
in Korean 천년간…
in Arabic ألفيّة…
in French millénaire…
in Turkish binyıl, binyıllık dönem…
in Italian millennio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一千年,千周年, 千周年紀念日…
in Russian тысячелетие…
in Polish tysiąclecie, millenium…
in Spanish milenio…
in Portuguese milênio…
in German das Jahrtausend…
in Catalan mil·leni…
in Japanese 1000年間…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一千年,千周年, 千周年纪念日…
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