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Definition of "centennial" [cen•ten•ni•al]

  • Of or relating to an age or period of 100 years. (adjective)
  • Occurring once every 100 years: a centennial commemoration. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a 100th anniversary. (adjective)
  • A 100th anniversary or a celebration of it. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "centennial" in a sentence
  • "I recollect one year way back yonder we had what they called a centennial snow -- that was the biggest snow that's ever been and the best crop year I ever knowed."
  • "A centennial is a special celebration for any city, and Pharr is no exception."
  • "** I know for a fact that several members of THS were deeply involved in centennial celebration activities."