centurynoun [ C ]uk /ˈsen.tʃər.i/ us /ˈsen.tʃər.i/
the turn of the century
- Life in the 19th century was very different from what it is now.
- Peru was colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century.
- She was probably the most highly educated prime minister of this century.
- For centuries, Native Americans traded with European settlers.
- For more than half a century, the reassuring tones of BBC newscasters have informed British television viewers about world events.