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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a century

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a century.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a century or centuries; existing for a century or centuries of years.
  • Consisting of or regulated by centuries; arranged by or divided into hundreds, or hundreds of years: as, a centurial organization of troops; a centurial history.
  • Occurring once in a century or a hundred years; centennial: as, a centurial sermon.
  • Completing a century.


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  • There is only one manipular sub-tribune (nine manipular tribunes, and one centurial tribune).

    Draining the Swamps

  • From among the ten manipular tribunes, there is one choosen to be a centurial tribune.

    Draining the Swamps

  • Note that the maniple of the centurial tribune is now at eighty percent strength, hence this maniple is usually assigned to kitchen duties.

    Draining the Swamps

  • So only now, as the centurial countdown begins, are we learning that the digit-dropping trick has changed from clever to catastrophic.

    The Day The World Shuts Down

  • It is for this reason that only a minority of scientists are studying natural climate change, including multi-decadal oscillations and centurial climate change, which is the true realm of climatology.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • However, the series with 40-year moving average low frequency signal corresponds to the Northern Hemisphere temperature variations on the decadal to centurial scale.

    A Project for the Dendro Truth Squad « Climate Audit

  • Spectral analyses of the monsoon record are dominated by cycles that are similar to those observed in records of solar activity on centurial timescales.

    Road Map #3 « Climate Audit

  • I.e., multi-decadal changes in temperature are being blamed on CO2, yet we know there are not only 11-year, but multi-decadal, multi-centurial uh, word?

    BBC Radio 4: The Battle for Influence – Overselling Climate Change « Climate Audit

  • According to the Gregorian rule of intercalation, therefore, every year of which the number is divisible by four without a remainder is a leap year, excepting the centurial years, which are only leap years when divisible by four after omitting the two ciphers.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • For Canada and the country south of Canada are newer nations, measured either by the centurial existence of our old British Empire, or by the length of existence of an Empire Republic like China.

    The Enduring Greatness of Newer Nations


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