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Meaning of centenary

cen•ten•ar•y

Pronunciation: (sen-ten'u-rē, sen'tn-er"ē esp. Brit. sen-tē'nu-rē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ar•ies.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a period of 100 years.
  2. recurring once in every 100 years: a centenary celebration.
—n.
  1. a centennial.
  2. a period of 100 years; century.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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