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century note

A United States $100 bill. In an attempt to impress his date, Fred pulled a century note out of his pocket to pay for dinner.
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the turn of the century

At or near the end of one century and the beginning of another. At the turn of the 20th century, the introduction of factory electrification caused a huge boom in manufacturing. Scientists predict we won't see artificial intelligence that sophisticated until the turn of the century.
See also: century, of, turn

the turn of the year

At or near the end of one year and the beginning of another. The turn of the year is always my busiest period as that's when our annual audit takes place. It's a little strange because their new fiscal year starts in March, unlike most companies who start theirs at the turn of the year.
See also: of, turn, year
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turn of the century

the time when the year changes to one with two final zeros, such as from 1899 to 1900. (Although technically incorrect-a new century begins with the year ending in 01—most people ignore this.) My family moved to America at the turn of the century. My uncle was born before the turn of the last century.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

turn of the century

The beginning or end of a particular century, as in That idiom dates from the turn of the century, that is to say, about 1900. This expression was first recorded in 1926.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

the ˌturn of the ˈcentury/ˈyear

the time when a new century/year starts: He was born around the turn of the century.
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century note

n. a one-hundred-dollar bill. (see also C-note.) I got a couple of century notes for driving these guys home from the bank.
See also: century, note
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True, declarations of the end of marketing have been thin on the ground before now, but this is probably attributable to the proximity of the millennium - tarred as it is with what Focillon terms "centurial mysticism" - which offers an almost irresistible apocalyptic angle for crisis-concocting academic opportunists.
The legend of the year 1000 as a turning point entered history well after the event and has been reinforced by the fears and expectations that surrounded other centurial changes.
TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTURIAL ANNIVERSARY of the end of the First World War a Remembrance Installation was created.
Close to the turret a centurial stone was found, with an inscription that translates as 'The century of Paulus Aper of the ninth cohort'.
Close to the turret a centurial stone was found, with an inscription which translates as "The century of Paulus Aper of the ninth cohort".
People can help construct the Wall on a 40ft screen by adding their own virtual stone bearing their name or initials - just as the Romans did with centurial stones which told who had built which stretch.