Definition 19th-century

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Definition

the 19th century: the hundred years from 1800 to 1899 inclusive

(a) 19th-century (author): (an author) who lived in the years 1800–1899
adjective
Note the obligatory hyphen when this term is used as an adjective. We say In the 19th century, but a 19th-century phenomenon.

Examples

  • "Believe it or not, I studied 19th-century French poetry."
  • "The second apartment certainly did have all the "original features" you mentioned, including a 19th century antique toilet (in the garden)."

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