Definition of centennial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//senˈteniəl//
; NAmE NAmE//senˈteniəl//
(especially North American English) (usually British English centenary)
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the 100th anniversary of an event The year 1889 was the centennial of the inauguration of George Washington. see also bicentennial Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Latin centum ‘a hundred’, on the pattern of biennial.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: centennial

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