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Definitions of Centenarian

  1. (noun) An individual, aged 100 years old or older.
  2. (adjective) Relating to an individual 100 years old or older.

Examples of Centenarian

Centenarian Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: cen·te·nar·i·an

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /sen-tuh-nAIR-ee-uhn/
  • British English – /sen-ti-nEUH-riuhn/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌsɛn(t)əˈnɛriən/
  • British English – /ˌsɛntᵻˈnɛːrɪən/

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Macmillan. (N.d.) Macmillan Dictionary. (https://www.macmillandictionary.com/).

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Centenarian

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “centenarian.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 18, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/centenarian/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

centenarian. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/centenarian/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “centenarian.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 18, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/centenarian/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“centenarian.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 18 Jul. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/centenarian/>.