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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 AdventistsAdventists
[advent, Lat.,=coming], members of a group of related religious denominations whose distinctive doctrine centers in their belief concerning the imminent second coming of Jesus (see Judgment Day).
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 and some other conservative evangelical bodies. Belief in the millennium is called chiliasm by historians of the ancient church. See Judgment DayJudgment Day
or Doomsday,
central point of early Christian, Jewish, and Islamic eschatology, sometimes called the Day of the Lord. References to it throughout the Bible are numerous.
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millennium

the Christianity the period of a thousand years of Christ's awaited reign upon earth

millennium

(1) One thousand years. As it pertains to the calendar, we recently passed through the second millennium (January 1, 1001 to December 31, 2000), and the third millennium began January 1, 2001.

(2) (Windows Millennium) See Windows ME.
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As the new millennium progresses, traditional concepts in career guidance need to be reexamined, and some basic assumptions of career development need to be challenged.
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The ability to suffer with the suffering, to deepen love in the face of deprivation, to work for the elimination of injustice--this is the real fulfillment of the ages, the promise of the new millennium.
Alejandro has a sincere wish for the new millennium.
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As a person who can count from 1 to 100 and, therefore, from 1901 to 2000, I take this opportunity to wish all your readers a very happy new year, a happy new century and a happy new millennium.
As we focus on solving the problems created by implementation of the balanced budget deal of 1997, which created some of the most challenging times in our history, we also look forward to the new millennium and its promise of an even busier agenda.
As we turn the page and enter a new Millennium editorial writers everywhere will be expressing thoughts, visions of both gloom and utopia, exhortations and lamentations.
The $360 million project will also be the first new commercial office building completed in New York City to usher in the new millennium.
And so I'm stuck vacillating between two thoughts about how and whether to celebrate the arrival of the new millennium.

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