franc

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noun \ˈfraŋk\

Definition of franc

  1. 1 :  any of various former basic monetary units (as in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg)

  2. 2 the basic monetary unit of Switzerland and a number of especially subSaharan nations in Africa — see money table

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Origin and Etymology of franc

French


FRANC Defined for English Language Learners

franc

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noun

Definition of franc for English Language Learners

  • : a basic unit of money that is used in some countries where French is spoken and that was formerly used in France, Luxembourg, and Belgium; also : a coin or bill representing one franc


FRANC Defined for Kids

franc

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noun \ˈfraŋk\

Definition of franc for Students

  1. :  any of various coins or bills used or once used in countries where French is widely spoken



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