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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _centurie_ (“a count of one hundred (of anything); a division of the Roman army; century; a division of land”), from Old French _centurie_, from Latin _centuria_, from _centum_ (“one hundred”). The modern use is derived from a shortening of _century of years_.

From Middle English centurie (a count of one hundred (of anything); a division of the Roman army; century; a division of land), from Old French centurie, from Latin centuria, from centum (one hundred). The modern use is derived from a shortening of century of years.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.tʃə.ɹiː/ * (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.tʃɚ.i/

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.tʃə.ɹiː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.tʃɚ.i/

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

CENTURY (_plural_ CENTURIES) * A period of 100 consecutive years; _often specifically_ a numbered period with conventional start and end dates, e.g., the _twentieth century_, which stretches from (_strictly_) 1901 through 2000, or (_informally_) 1900 through 1999. The _first century AD_ was from 1 to 100; a yearhundred. * A unit in ancient Roman army, originally of 100 army soldiers as part of a cohort, later of more varied sizes (but typically containing 60 to 70 or 80) soldiers or other men (guards, police, firemen), commanded by a centurion. * A political division of ancient Rome, meeting in the Centuriate Assembly. * (archaic)  A hundred things; a hundred. * 1621, Robert Burton, _The Anatomy of Melancholy_, II.4.2.i: 'tis the subject of whole books: I might cite a CENTURY of authors _pro_ and _con_. * (cricket)  A hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership. * (cycling)  A ride 100 kilometres in length. * (US, informal)  A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars. SYNONYMS * (period of 100 consecutive years): yearhundred (very rare) * (Roman army unit): centuria DERIVED TERMS RELATED TERMS * centurion TRANSLATIONS

century (plural centuries)

  1. A period of 100 consecutive years; often specifically a numbered period with conventional start and end dates, e.g., the twentieth century, which stretches from (strictly) 1901 through 2000, or (informally) 1900 through 1999. The first century AD was from 1 to 100; a yearhundred.
  2. A unit in ancient Roman army, originally of 100 army soldiers as part of a cohort, later of more varied sizes (but typically containing 60 to 70 or 80) soldiers or other men (guards, police, firemen), commanded by a centurion.
  3. A political division of ancient Rome, meeting in the Centuriate Assembly.
  4. (archaic)  A hundred things; a hundred.
  5. (cricket)  A hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership.
  6. (cycling)  A ride 100 kilometres in length.
  7. (US, informal)  A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.

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