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Century vs. Millennium

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Main Difference

The main difference between Century and Millennium is that the Century is a unit of time lasting 100 years and Millennium is a one thousand years.

Wikipedia
  • Century (noun)

    A period of 100 consecutive years; often specifically a numbered period with conventional start and end dates, e.g., the twentieth century, which stretches from (strictly) 1901 through 2000, or (informally) 1900 through 1999. The first century AD was from 1 to 100.

  • Century (noun)

    A unit in ancient Roman army, originally of 100 army soldiers as part of a cohort, later of more varied sizes (but typically containing 60 to 70 or 80) soldiers or other men (guards, police, firemen), commanded by a centurion.

  • Century (noun)

    A Centuriate Assembly.

  • Century (noun)

    A hundred things of the same kind; a hundred.

  • Century (noun)

    A hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership.

  • Century (noun)

    A race a hundred units (as meters, kilometres, miles) in length.

  • Century (noun)

    A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.

  • Millennium (noun)

    A period of time consisting of one thousand years.

  • Millennium (noun)

    The period of one thousand years during which Christ will reign on earth (according to Millenarianist interpretations).

  • Millennium (noun)

    A period of universal happiness, peace or prosperity; a utopia.

  • Millennium (noun)

    The year in which one period of one thousand years ends and another begins, especially the year 2000.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Century (noun)

    A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things.

  • Century (noun)

    A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place over two centuries ago.

  • Century (noun)

    A division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers.

  • Millennium (noun)

    A period of one thousand years.

  • Millennium (noun)

    The period of a thousand years mentioned in the twentieth chapter of Revelation, during which holiness is to be triumphant throughout the world. Some believe that, during this period, Christ will reign on earth in person with his saints.

  • Millennium (noun)

    A long period of happiness, righteousness, and prosperity, usually considered as being in the indefinite future.

  • Millennium (noun)

    A thousandth anniversary;

Webster Dictionary
  • Century (noun)

    100 years

  • Century (noun)

    ten 10s

  • Millennium (noun)

    a span of 1000 years

  • Millennium (noun)

    (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness

  • Millennium (noun)

    the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

Princeton's WordNet

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