centennial

noun cen·ten·ni·al \ sen-ˈte-nē-əl \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of centennial

:a 100th anniversary or its celebration

centennial

adjective

centennially

play \-ə-lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of centennial

Latin centum + English -ennial (as in biennial)

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CENTENNIAL Defined for English Language Learners

centennial

noun

Definition of centennial for English Language Learners

  • : the 100th anniversary of something (such as an important event)


CENTENNIAL Defined for Kids

centennial

noun cen·ten·ni·al \ sen-ˈte-nē-əl \

Definition of centennial for Students

:a 100th anniversary or a celebration of it

centennial

adjective


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