unit of time lasting 100 years
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A century is a way to describe a length of time. One century is one hundred years. The ancient Romans used the word centuria to describe a group of about one hundred soldiers, organized into a single unit.
The Roman numeral for 100 is "C". The word for 100 in Latin is "centum".
A centenary is a celebration of something that happened 100 years ago. A bicentenary celebrates 200 years, a tercentenary 300 years.
A centenarian is someone who is 100 years old or more.
Centennial means something that happens every 100 years, or that lasts 100 years.
|Before Christ / Before Common Era (BC/BCE)|
|Anno Domini / Common Era (AD/CE)|