Pronunciation: (sen-ten'u-rē, sen'tn-er"ē; esp. Brit. sen-tē'nu-rē), [key]
—adj., n., pl. -ar•ies.
1. of or pertaining to a period of 100 years.
2. recurring once in every 100 years: a centenary celebration.
1. a centennial.
2. a period of 100 years; century.
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