centi-

combining form

Definition of centi-

1 : hundred
  • centipede
2 : one hundredth part of
  • centimeter

Origin and Etymology of centi-

French & Latin; French, hundredth, from Latin, hundred, from centum — more at hundred


CENTI- Defined for English Language Learners

centi-

combining form

Definition of centi- for English Language Learners

  • : hundred

  • : one hundredth part of something


CENTI- Defined for Kids

centi-

prefix

Definition of centi- for Students

: hundredth part
  • centimeter
used in terms of the metric system

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