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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.
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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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Few efforts at democratization were more earnest or held more promise than the one undertaken by the American Catholic Church during the 18th and 19th centuries. Inspired by enthusiasm for democratic ideals in the New World, Bishop John Carroll, who had been elected by his American priests, worked for a level of collegiality and cooperation not seen since earlier times.
Political assassinations and riots, unknown in the early centuries of the republic, became commonplace.
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No wonder, for centuries, Debrecen has been called "the Calvinist Rome".
The custom of counting on beads has its origin in the eleventh century and evolves through the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In a relief of the thirteenth century, dedicated to giving thanks for the victory over the Albigenses (a Neo-Manichean sect that flourished in southern France at that time), we see the Holy Virgin, Simon de Montfort, and Saint Dominic with a Rosary in his hands.
Although there is much more that can be said about the important forces that shaped vocational guidance in the decades spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, given the spatial limitations here, it is necessary to fast forward to the middle of the twentieth century to capture the growing conceptual changes that have shaped the final 50 years of the twentieth century.
They may have expressed it in the rhetoric of nationalism, but disgust with the Galut had been growing for centuries. It was present, as Gershom Scholem has shown, in the most explosive movement of the seventeenth-century, the messianism of Shabtai Zvi.
Becoming a Type II civilization will take many centuries, according to Kaku, and achieving galactic Type III status requires many millennia.
The editor asserts that "the present volume is easily the most comprehensive account of Ottoman manufacturing available and, in some respects, it is a state-of-the-art summary." The study, he claims, "will help to move Ottoman economic and industrial history to a higher methodological plane." Nevertheless, and as he is quick to admit, "quite fundamental issues remain unresolved", namely the unclear relationship of manufacturing during the Seventeenth Century to that in the Eighteenth or the Nineteenth Centuries (pp.
Although astronomers had long remarked on the peculiar lack of sunspot sightings in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, many researchers had written this off as a problem stemming from inadequate telescopes.
Lindert's on Growing Public, advance into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries while Joanne Bailey's dips back into the seventeenth and barely arrives at the threshold of the nineteenth in her exploration of marriage and marital breakdown.
Recent research on Arabic scientific and legal manuscripts, as well as on astronomical instruments, has led to a new understanding of the different ways in which Muslim scholars over many centuries applied scientific methods to determine the times of prayer and the sacred direction (qiblah).
The intermediate centuries witnessed a renewed emphasis on amateur and professional performance, an increase in practical musical literacy, and vast improvement in the ranges and dynamic capabilities of what seemed an ever-increasing assortment of musical instruments.
On the other hand, a full-scale physical restitution of the war trophies accumulated for centuries and particularly after World War II is hardly possible without new losses and offense.