• WordNet 3.6
    • adj centennial of or relating to or completing a period of 100 years "centennial celebration"
    • n centennial the 100th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The banana was officially introduced in 1876 in the U.S. at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. The bananas were wrapped in tinfoil and were sold for 10 cents each
    • Centennial Happening once in a hundred years; as, centennial jubilee; a centennial celebration.
    • Centennial Lasting or aged a hundred years. "That opened through long lines
      Of sacred ilex and centennial pines."
    • Centennial Relating to, or associated with, the commemoration of an event that happened a hundred years before; as, a centennial ode.
    • n Centennial The celebration of the hundredth anniversary of any event; a centenary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bananas were officially introduced to the American public at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. Each banana was wrapped in foil and sold for 10 cents. Before that time, bananas came to America on the decks of sailing ships as sailors took a few stems home after traveling in the Caribbean.
    • centennial Consisting of or lasting a hundred years; completing a hundred years: as, a centennial epoch; the centennial year.
    • centennial Existing for a century or more.
    • centennial Happening every hundred years; relating to or marking a centenary: as, a centennial celebration.
    • n centennial The commemoration or celebration of an event which occurred a hundred years before: as, the centennial of American independence.
    • n centennial A dice game in which the object is to secure pips, or multiples of pips, which will make the figures from 1 to 12, and then from 12 to 1, in numerical order.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pamela Lee-Anderson was the first to be born in Canada on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence (7/1/1967).
    • adj Centennial sen-ten′i-al happening once in a hundred years
    • n Centennial a hundredth anniversary
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. centum, a hundred + annus, year


In literature:

CENTENNIAL MEDALS, 438, 439, 440.
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
Tell of the Centennial Ode.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
It was on the occasion of celebrating what might be called the centennial games.
"Nero" by Jacob Abbott
Immense crowds lined the streets, and all available space in the great Centennial Park was covered with people.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Bancroft's historical creed is best set forth in the address he delivered on the semi-centennial of the New York Historical Society in 1854.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
This flag was displayed at the centennial of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, at Greensburg, held in the year 1873.
"The True Story of the American Flag" by John H. Fow
Yet Philadelphia went ahead to celebrate the centennial as though it were ending the century as hopefully as it had begun.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
What are Centennials and Fourth of Julys to us, when our most sacred rights can be made foot-balls for the multitude.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
The Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876 served to introduce the Vienna cafe to America.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
From Grand Island I went to Fremont, Nebraska, to head the procession in the semi-centennial celebration in honor of the founding of that city.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
An address presented at the Quarto-Centennial Celebration of the University of Colorado, 1902.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Mrs. Clopton represented the association at the Tennessee Centennial in 1898.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
A Centennial Ode, composed by Mrs. Duniway, was finely read by Mrs. Sylvia W. McGuire.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
In politics, at any rate, the centennial year is closing with some reproof of our all-summer conceit.
"The Galaxy" by Various
Miss Anthony spoke on Woman's Day, October 12, at the Centennial Celebration in Columbus, O.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
The widow of Chief Justice Chipman died the 4th of July, 1876, the centennial of the Declaration of Independence.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
In this year, the centennial anniversary of Beethoven's birth, he also told his nation what it possessed in him, its most manly son.
"Life of Wagner" by Louis Nohl
The Westerns, Centennials, and New Havens did not live long.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5" by Various
Centennial Meditation of Columbia, 28, 106.
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
In the years that followed centennial celebrations became common.
"The Story of Our Country"

In poetry:

Centennial! Centennial!
Hurrah to the Centennial;
And many, many people gone
To our national Centennial.
"Centennial" by Julia A Moore
Ajax went over to Nashville,
To attend the great centennial;
And a white man asked him rashly
About the race in general.
"Ajax at the Centennial. 1897" by Frank Barbour Coffin
I journey on by park and spire,
Beneath centennial trees,
Through fields with poppies all on fire,
And gleams of distant seas.
"Travels" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Look where we will o'er vale and hill,
How idle are our searches
For broad-girthed maples, wide-limbed oaks,
Centennial pines and birches.
"The Wood Giant" by John Greenleaf Whittier
One people now, all doubt beyond,
His name shall be our Union-bond;
We lift our hands to Heaven, and here and now.
Take on our lips the old Centennial vow.
"The Vow Of Washington" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Centennial's Allie Shannon hits into the hands of St Thomas More 's Lexi Wallen during their match at STM in Champaign on Thursday, October 11,2012.
Special Thoroughbred Race to Celebrate ASSE, Laurel Racetrack Centennials.
The Herald Building, Bellingham Centennial, 1953.
North Hagerstown's Peyton Wallech tips over the reach of Centennial's Jessie Link (5) and Kristen Ritchie in the third set of the Hubs' sweep in the Maryland Class 3A volleyball final at the University of Maryland on Friday.
Centennial Cruises to Bring Out Titanic Obsessed.
Centennial is headed to state for the first time, due in part to a talented and tenacious senior class.
1st Where Centennial senior Lindsay Rogan ranks for season digs (with 315) among the four schools competing in the Class 3A Final Four.
Special Photo The Regulars Band is slated to perform July 4 at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.
Tlingit Elder Elaine Abraham addresses attendees of the Alaska Rainforest Center's symposium at Centennial Hall, Thursday.
Love it or hate it, one cant deny New Mexicos centennial license plate is appropriate considering the amount of turquoise hawked in this state.
Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers talks to members of the news media before heading into the Arapahoe County Courthouse July 23, 2012 in Centennial, Colorado.
The centennial Olympic games begin tomorrow in Atlanta.
Centennial Bronco Dacee Day scores on a play at the plate Wednesday against Wahoo .
Open since June, the site-specific "skyspace" was commissioned to mark the university's centennial.
Strathmere celebrates it's centennial this year.

In science:

Fabian A.C., 2004, in ”Coevolution of Black Holes and Galaxies”, Carnegie Observatories Centennial Symposia.
Complete Multiwavelength Characterization of Faint Chandra X-ray Sources Seen in the Spitzer Wide-Area IR Extragalactic (SWIRE) Survey
MP was partially supported by the NSF grant DMS 0500985 and by an AMS Centennial Fellowship.
GV-sheaves, Fourier-Mukai transform, and Generic Vanishing
Francaviglia,”The theory of separability of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation and its applications to General Relativityr”, in ”Einstein Centennial Volume”, A.
Separability of Hamilton-Jacobi and Klein-Gordon Equations in General Kerr-NUT-AdS Spacetimes
The public news media will likely be interested in Einstein and the centennial of the 1905 papers as well; and if our local media isn’t, we should tell them about it.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
It is also the centennial of Barnard’s beautiful exposure of Taurus-Auriga, which is shown in Fig. 1.
Cold Dark Clouds: The Initial Conditions for Star Formation
Paper presented at Clifford Centennial Meet., Princeton (1970); unpublished.
Editorial note to "Large number coincidences and the anthropic principle in cosmology"
The mechanism has been the working hypothesis of supernova theorists for these ∼45 years (see collective references in Janka et al. (2007) that was presented in the Bethe Centennial Volume in Physics Report, and also a summary given in section 2 of Nordhaus et al. (2010) ).
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae
Blecher, Multipliers, C ∗ -modules, and algebraic structure in spaces of Hilbert space operators, in pp. 85-128 in “Operator Algebras, Quantization, and Noncommutative Geometry: A Centennial Celebration Honoring John von Neumann and Marshall H.
Metric characterizations II
Hi] Hirzebruch, F., Singularities of algebraic surfaces and characteristic numbers, The Lefschetz Centennial Conference, Part I (Mexico City), Contemp.
The minimal number of singular fibers of a semistable curves over P^1
Lin, nucl-th/9904075, to appear in the proceedings of APS Centennial meeting Relativistic Heavy Ion Minisymposium. 2.
Last Call for RHIC Predictions
In AMS Centennial Publications:Mathematics into Twenty-first Century, volume 2.
Renormalization theory for multimodal maps
Harris, On varieties of minimal degree (A centennial account), Algebraic Geometry, Bowdoin 1985, Amer.
On the Canonical Ring of Covers of Surfaces of Minimal Degree
On varieties of minimal degree (a centennial account).
Determinantal resultant
The second author was partially supported by the NSF grants DMS-0200150 and DMS-0500985, and by an AMS Centennial Fellowship.
Castelnuovo theory and the geometric Schottky problem
One ring laser, UG100, would be 100 m square with a radical different cavity design and the other MCR for Michelson Centennial Ring is proposed to update the classic work of Michelson, Gale and Pearson in 1925 to the laser era.
On the Potential of Large Ring Lasers