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Definition of Century

Century

  1. A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things.
  2. A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place over two centuries ago.
  3. A division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers.
  4. One of sixty companies into which a legion of the army was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion.

Century Quotations

In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
Warren Buffett

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Bill Gates

Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.
Benito Mussolini

A century ago, petroleum - what we call oil - was just an obscure commodity; today it is almost as vital to human existence as water.
James Buchan

After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land.
Barack Obama
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Century Translations

century in Afrikaans is eeu
century in Dutch is eeuw
century in German is Jahrhundert
century in Italian is secolo
century in Spanish is siglo, centuria
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