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centennial

[ sen-ten-ee-uhl ]
/ sɛnˈtɛn i əl /
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adjective
pertaining to, or marking the completion of, a period of 100 years.
pertaining to a 100th anniversary.
lasting 100 years.
100 years old.
noun
a 100th anniversary or its celebration; centenary.
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Origin of centennial

1790–1800; <Latin cent- 100 (see cent) + English -ennial pertaining to a period of years (extracted from biennial)

OTHER WORDS FROM centennial

cen·ten·ni·al·ly, adverbpre·cen·ten·ni·al, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH centennial

centenary, centennial
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British Dictionary definitions for centennial

centennial
/ (sɛnˈtɛnɪəl) /

adjective
relating to, lasting for, or completing a period of 100 years
occurring every 100 years
noun
mainly US and Canadian another name for centenary

Derived forms of centennial

centennially, adverb

Word Origin for centennial

C18: from Latin centum hundred, on the model of biennial
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