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centurynoun [C]

uk   /ˈsen.tʃər.i/ us   /ˈsen.tʃər.i/
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 cricket
the 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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centurynoun [C]

us   /ˈsen·tʃə·ri/
a period of 100 years: Her medical career spanned half a century.
A century is also a particular period of 100 years: the fourth century B.C. His music was influential in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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