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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Centennial'

Centennial Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    centennial adj : of or relating to or completing a period of 100 years; "centennial celebration" [syn: centenary] n : the 100th anniversary (or the celebration of it) [syn: centenary]
Centennial Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Centennial \Cen*ten"ni*al\, a. [L. centum a hundred + annus year.]
  1. Relating to, or associated with, the commemoration of an event that happened a hundred years before; as, a centennial ode.
  2. Happening once in a hundred years; as, centennial jubilee; a centennial celebration.
  3. Lasting or aged a hundred years. That opened through long lines Of sacred ilex and centennial pines. --Longfellow.
Centennial Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Centennial \Cen*ten"ni*al\, n. The celebration of the hundredth anniversary of any event; a centenary. [U. S.]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Centennial'

A century (from the Latin centum, meaning one hundred) is one hundred consecutive years. It is also a Roman term. Centuries are numbered ordinally in English and many other languages (e.g. "the 7th century AD/CE").

According to the Gregorian calendar, the 1st century AD/CE started on January 1, 1 and ended on December 31, 100. The 2nd century started at year 101, the 3rd at 201, etc. The n-th century started/will start on the year (100×n)-99 and ends in 100×n . A century will only include one year, the centennial year, that starts with the century's number (e.g. 1900 is the final year in the 19th century).

There is no "zeroth century" in between the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD . Also, there is no 0 AD. The Julian calendar "jumps" from 1 BC to 1 AD. The 1st century BC includes the years 100 BC to 1 BC. Other centuries BC follow the same pattern.

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  • Chandler forces late fumble to keep Centennial at bay
    Chandler and Centennial, the universal No. 1 or No. 2 ranked teams in their respective divisions, lived up to the hype in Friday night's season opener. Read more on this news related to 'Centennial'
  • ViewHouse restaurant in Centennial opens this week
    The new ViewHouse restaurant in Centennial is hosting a ribbon-cutting event Thursday, Aug. 28, with free food, and officially opening Friday. Read more on this news related to 'Centennial'
  • Pastor shot, wounded in Wyoming church
    CENTENNIAL, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming pastor was shot and wounded with his own handgun after apparently interrupting a burglary at his rural church. Read more on this news related to 'Centennial'

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