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mil·len·ni·um / məˈlenēəm/ • n. (pl. -len·ni·a / -ˈlenēə/ or -len·ni·ums ) a period of a thousand years, esp. when calculated from the traditional date of the birth of Jesus Christ. ∎  an anniversary of a thousand years: the millennium of the Russian Orthodox Church. ∎  (the millennium) the point at which one period of a thousand years ends and another begins. ∎  (the millennium) Christian Theol. the prophesied thousand-year reign of Christ at the end of the age (Rev. 20:1–5). ∎  (the millennium) fig. a utopian period of good government, great happiness, and prosperity. DERIVATIVES: mil·len·ni·al / -ēəl/ adj.

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millennium a period of a thousand years, especially when calculated from the traditional date of the birth of Christ. In the Christian Church, the term is also used for the period of one thousand years during which (according to one interpretation of Revelation 20:1–5), Christ will reign in person on earth.

Recorded from the mid 17th century, the word is modern Latin, from mille ‘thousand’, on the pattern of biennium.
millennium bug informal name for a predicted problem with some computers arising from an inability of the software to deal correctly with dates of 1 January 2000 or later, through the misinterpretation of a two-digit number (as 87, 99) used to represent a year without specifying the century concerned.

See also Millennium Dome.

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millennium [Lat.,=1,000 years], the period of 1,000 years in which, according to some schools of Christian eschatology, Christ will reign again gloriously on earth. Belief in the millennium, based on Rev. 20, has recurred in Christianity since the earliest times. Today it is held and taught by the Adventists and some other conservative evangelical bodies. Belief in the millennium is called chiliasm by historians of the ancient church. See Judgment Day.

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millennium period of 1000 years, spec. that during which Christ will reign on earth (Rev. 20: 1–5). XVII. — modL., f. L. mille thousand, after biennium (see BIENNIAL).
So millenarian pert. to (sb. one who believes in) the millennium. XVII. f. late L. millenarius, f. millēnī, distributive of mille; see -ARIAN; whence also millenary XVI.

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millennium Period of 1000 years. The Christian calendar takes the birth of Jesus Christ as year 0. Millenarianism holds that Christ will return to Earth to reign for 1000 years.

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