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  1. 21st century

    The 21st century is the current century of the Anno Domini era or the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. It began on January 1, 2001, and will end on December 31, 2100. It is the first century of the 3rd millennium. It is distinct from the century known as the 2000s, which began on January 1, 2000 and will end on December 31, 2099.

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  1. 21st century

    It is defined as the era we are in now, a time of freedom and technological advancement.

    We are in the 21st century and the first ones to experience a whole new digital world.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 21, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of 21st century in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of 21st century in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of 21st century in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush:

    And then you have Hillary Clinton, who was the secretary of state dealing with confidential information, with classified information, thinking it was OK to use a private server? Thinking that her server would be safer than the State Department's firewalls? we need a president that recognizes there are threats in the 21st century that are dramatically different than of 30 years ago.

  2. Christopher Lohmann:

    There are many reasons to believe that cyber insurance will evolve into the fire insurance of the 21st century.

  3. Philip Hammond:

    This man (Putin) has sent troops across an international border and occupied another country's territory in the 21st century acting like some mid-20th century tyrant. Civilized nations do not behave like that.

  4. Diana Eadie:

    If we continue on a high greenhouse gas emission pathway, then we would expect these events to be three times more frequent in the 21st century compared to the 20th century because of the human-induced climate change.

  5. Grand Imam:

    With all these accomplishments [of the 21st century], how come peace has become a lost paradise? The answer, I assume, is that modern civilization has ignored religion.

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