Century (noun)

  1. A period of 100 years, especially one beginning with a year ending in 00.
  2. A group or set of 100 similar things.

Origin:

From middle english century, from old french century, from latin centuria ("a group of one hundred"), from centum ("one hundred") + -ia.

Examples:

  1. The 21st century began on January 1, 2001.
  2. The novel is set in the 19th century.
  3. A century of progress has been made in medicine.
  4. The city was founded in the 18th century.
  5. The company has been in business for over a century.
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