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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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  • Centennial set for $840,000 in parks and recreation improvements
    Centennial residents can expect to see more improvements to parks and trails over the next year. The city budgeted about $2.4 million this year for parks and recreation. Read more on this news related to 'Centennial'
  • Good Earth Coffeehouse Grand Opening - Centennial Place, Calgary
    Good Earth Coffeehouse is proud to announce the opening its newest location in Calgary at Centennial Place . As the Good Earth Coffeehouse growth continues, Centennial Place is the 26th Good Earth location ... Read more on this news related to 'Centennial'
  • Centennial Woods, LLC Opens Office in Singapore to Serve the Asia Pacific Market
    Centennial Woods, LLC proudly announces the opening of our first international branch office, located in Singapore to serve the Asia Pacific market. David Chong has been appointed, as agent and to operate this office representing Centennial Woods. Read more on this news related to 'Centennial'

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