Definition of centurial in US English:

centurial

adjective

  • See century

    • ‘In the Electoral College system the states assume the role of a centurial group and the number of votes that they are entitled to depend on the size of the state's Congressional delegation.’
    • ‘At the start point of the 21st century, we are opening another centurial history.’
    • ‘We argue that this behavior of cycle 23 might be a signal for an upcoming centurial solar minimum.’
    • ‘I shall make seven suggestions, drawn from and keyed to the seven centurial tendencies I have sketched out.’
    • ‘According to the Gregorian calendar, which is the civil calendar in use today, years evenly divisible by 4 are leap years, with the exception of centurial years that are not evenly divisible by 400.’

Pronunciation

centurial

/senˈt(y)o͝orēəl/