1
: hundred
centipede
2
: one hundredth part of
centimeter

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Centi-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centi-. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

centi-

combining form
1
: hundred
centigrade
2
: one hundredth part of
centimeter
used in terms of the metric system
Etymology

from Latin centum "hundred"

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