What is a century ? Definition and examples.

A century is a measure of time that is equal to 100 years. The word century came from the Latin word centum meaning 100.

The first century refers to the first 100 years with a start date of approximately the date of birth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

A century can also refer to a group of 100 soldiers commanded by a centurion in the ancient roman military.

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