centesimal

adjective
cen·​tes·​i·​mal | \ sen-ˈte-sə-məl How to pronounce centesimal (audio) \

Definition of centesimal

: marked by or relating to division into hundredths

First Known Use of centesimal

1635, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for centesimal

Latin centesimus hundredth, from centum

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The first known use of centesimal was in 1635

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“Centesimal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centesimal. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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