cent

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1cent

noun \ˈsent\

: a unit of money that is equal to 1/100 of the basic unit of money in many countries : one percent of a dollar, euro, rupee, etc.

Full Definition of CENT

1
:  a monetary unit equal to 1100 of a basic unit of value (as dollar, euro, rand) — see birr, dollar, euro, leone, lilangeni, nakfa, rand, rupee, shilling at money table
2
:  a coin, token, or note representing one cent
3
:  the fen of the People's Republic of China

Examples of CENT

  1. A dime is worth 10 cents.

Origin of CENT

French, hundred, from Latin centum — more at hundred
First Known Use: 1782

2cent

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Definition of CENT

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain

Cent

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Definition of CENT

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