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Centenary

[sen-TEN-ə-ree]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, early 17th century

1.

The hundredth anniversary of a significant event; a centennial.

Examples of Centenary in a sentence

"The town was excitedly anticipating the parade for the centenary."

"The school had a festival to mark the centenary of its founding."

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About Centenary

Centenary can be used as both an adjective and a noun. It comes from the Latin words "centenarius" and "centum," which mean "denoting a hundred" and "a hundred," respectively.

Did you Know?

Places or events are not the only subjects of a hundred year anniversary — people celebrating their hundreth birthday are observing a centenary of their own.

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