su·​per·​cen·​te·​nar·​i·​an | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌsen-tə-ˈner-ē-ən How to pronounce supercentenarian (audio) , -ˈne-rē- \

Definition of supercentenarian

: a person who is 110 years old or older Reports of supercentenarians living well beyond 110 are often suspect because of the lack of reliable birth records.— Karen G. Jackovich

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Recent Examples on the Web Family members then moved into her home to assist the supercentenarian. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2021 On Wednesday, the supercentenarian who is Minnesota's oldest resident and one of the oldest living people in the United States, will celebrate her 113th birthday. Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, 9 Apr. 2021 Tanaka's great-granddaughter Junko Tanaka set up a Twitter account in January 2020 to celebrate the supercentenarian's life. Blake Essig, Junko Ogura And Emiko Jozuka, CNN, 5 Mar. 2021 The supercentenarian was born in 1907, just seven years after the Sox moved to Chicago. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 15 Sep. 2019 Come August 26, Miss Ethel will be one of just a handful of Americans considered a supercentenarian. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 16 Aug. 2019 The first verified supercentenarian (aged 110 and above) was Geert Adrians-Boomgaard, who died in 1899 aged 110 years and four months. James W Vaupel, Quartz, 2 June 2019 The United States also doesn't have a federal or central database on the world's supercentenarians or centenarians. Amir Vera, CNN, 14 May 2018 That means researchers could confirm exactly when supercentenarians were born and died. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 29 June 2018

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Supercentenarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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