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Men o' war were to be a part of the fabric of my life for the next half-century.
Lord Mountbatten

Meaning of "half-century" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HALF-CENTURY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HALF-CENTURY

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Half-Century is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HALF-CENTURY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of half-century in the English dictionary

The definition of half-century in the dictionary is a period of 50 years. Other definition of half-century is a score or grouping of 50.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HALF-CENTURY

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half-cooked
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WORDS THAT END LIKE HALF-CENTURY

add insult to injury
Bloomsbury
bury
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century
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Glastonbury
injury
jury
luxury
Maury
mercury
Newbury
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Salisbury
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Synonyms and antonyms of half-century in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «half-century» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HALF-CENTURY

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The translations of half-century from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «half-century» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

半世纪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

medio siglo
570 millions of speakers

English

half-century
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आधी सदी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نصف قرن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полвека
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

meio século
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অর্ধ শতাব্দী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

demi-siècle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Setengah abad
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

halben Jahrhundert
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

半世紀
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

반세기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Setengah abad
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

nửa thế kỷ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரை நூற்றாண்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अर्धशतक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yarım asır
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mezzo secolo
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Translator English - Polish

pół wieku
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

півстоліття
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Translator English - Romanian

jumătate de secol
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Translator English - Greek

μισό αιώνα
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Translator English - Afrikaans

half- eeu
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

halvseklet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

halvt århundre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of half-century

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HALF-CENTURY»

The term «half-century» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.010 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HALF-CENTURY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about half-century

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4 QUOTES WITH «HALF-CENTURY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word half-century.
1
Lord Mountbatten
Men o' war were to be a part of the fabric of my life for the next half-century.
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Najib Razak
As the leader of Southeast Asia's oldest democracy, I am always keen to share our experiences. In the half-century since independence, we have found that steady reform is the best way to secure lasting stability. It is a process that continues in Malaysia to this day.
3
Will Self
In survey after survey, people report that the greatest dangers they face are, in this order: terrorist attack, plane crashes and nuclear accidents. This despite the fact that these three combined have killed fewer people in the past half-century than car accidents do in any given year.
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Mary Augusta Ward
English girls' schools today providing the higher education are, so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards of women which has taken place in the last half-century.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HALF-CENTURY»

Discover the use of half-century in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to half-century and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and ...
Among the hundreds of books devoted to JFK, The Kennedy Half-Century stands apart for its rich insight and original perspective.
Larry J. Sabato, 2013
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America's Half-Century: United States Foreign Policy in the ...
McCormick reminds his readers of the unfashionable truths of our time: American domination of the postwar order, the weakness and conservatism of the Soviet Union, the gratuitousness of the nuclear arms race." -- The Nation
Thomas J. McCormick, 1995
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The Universal Turing Machine: A Half-Century Survey
This volume recognizes the still continuing influence of the Turing machine concept by collecting contributions from international specialists in logic, computability, mathematics, biology, physics, linguistics, and cognitive science, thus ...
Rolf Herken, 1995
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The World Bank: Its First Half Century
The work is divided into two volumes. The first is organized thematically and examines the critical events and policy issues in the World Bank's development over the last fifty years.
Devesh Kapur, John Prior Lewis, Richard Charles Webb, 1997
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Reclaiming Public Housing: A Half Century of Struggle in ...
At a moment when local city officials throughout America are demolishing more than 100,000 units of low-income housing, this crucial book questions the conventional wisdom that all large public housing projects must be demolished and ...
Lawrence J. Vale, 2002
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Abortion Wars: A Half Century of Struggle, 1950-2000
A "pro-rights" collection of essays by abortion providers, journalists, legal strategists, and philosophers includes a timeline of events from 1940 to the present
Rickie Solinger, 1998
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A Half Century of Health Physics: 50th Anniversary of the ...
Jubilæumsskrift udgivet i anledning af Health Physics Society's 50 års jubilæum. Bogen indeholder oversigtsartikler omhandlende en række radiologiske problemstillinger, f.eks. dosimetri, strålehygiejne og radiografisk historie.
Michael T. Ryan, John W. Poston, Sr., 2006
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A Half-century of Automata Theory: Celebration and Inspiration
This work lacks a subject index. Salomaa is affiliated with the Turku Center for Computer Science, Finland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
‎2001
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A Half-Century of the Unitarian Controversy
Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""
George Ellis, 2009
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A Half Century Tribute to the cause of Temperance. An ...
N 0 half century since the creation of the world, save that which gave birth to our Lord, has been fraught with events of greater magnitude or more important bearings. The politician has seen in the old world the power of a Napoleon swelling to ...
John Marsh, 1851

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HALF-CENTURY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term half-century is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nasa spacecraft New Horizons got a detailed look at Pluto
We've made it to Pluto by NASA's calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making. The moment of ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Cricket: Janaway's half-century can't help Seasiders
DEAN Janaway's stoic half-century was the highlight for the visitors as Weymouth's dismal losing streak was extended against league big guns ... «Dorset Echo, Jul 15»
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Murali Vijay scores maiden ODI half-century in India vs Zimbabwe …
Murali Vijay scores his maiden One-Day International (ODI) half-century for India in the second ODI against Zimbabwe at Harare. Vijay came to ... «Cricket Country, Jul 15»
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Mohammad Hafeez scores 26th ODI half-century in 1st ODI against …
Chasing a score of 256, Hafeez brought up his 26th ODI half-century. Pakistan are currently 134 for three at the end of 27 overs. He has Shoaib ... «Cricket Country, Jul 15»
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Confederate flag's half-century at South Carolina Capitol ends
(CNN) — It took just a few minutes — simultaneously somber and festive — to put a bookend on the Confederate flag's 54-year run at the South ... «wtkr.com, Jul 15»
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Ian Bell hits a half-century as England dominate afternoon session …
But there were no signs of nerves here as he eased comfortably to a 75-ball half century including 10 fours and, in company with Joe Root, ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Hodge's hostile half-century seals Warriors win over Patriots
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) -- A mature half-century from Brad Hodge spurred Guyana Amazon Warriors to an easy 23-run victory over St ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
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Greek crisis puts half-century of European integration at stake
LONDON — For European leaders gathering in Brussels Sunday to find a way to keep Greece in the euro, the credibility of a half-century of ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
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A half-century teaching dance
Kaye's School of Dance has been a “brick in the sidewalk of downtown Dinuba” since it's opening in 1966, according to studio owner Kaye ... «Dinuba Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Elton Chigumbura scores 19th half-century in ODIs in India vs …
Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura scores his 19th half-century in One-Day International (ODI) for Zimbabwe in the first ODI against India at ... «Cricket Country, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Half-Century [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/half-century>. May 2020 ».
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