century


century
century NOUN (pl. centuries) 1) a period of one hundred years. 2) a batsman's score of a hundred runs in cricket. 3) a company of a hundred men in the ancient Roman army.
USAGE Strictly speaking, centuries run from 01 to 100, meaning that the new century begins on the first day of the year 01 (e.g. 1 January 2001). In practice and in popular perception, however, the new century is held to begin when the significant digits in the date change, e.g. on 1 January 2000, when 1999 becomes 2000.
ORIGIN Latin centuria, from centum 'hundred' .

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