sen

1 of 4

noun (1)

plural sen
a traditional monetary subunit of the yen see yen at Money Table

sen

2 of 4

noun (2)

plural sen
a monetary subunit of the dollar (Brunei), ringgit, and rupiah see dollar, ringgit, rupiah at Money Table

sen

3 of 4

noun (3)

plural sen
a monetary subunit of the riel see riel at Money Table

sen

4 of 4

abbreviation

1
senate; senator
2
senior

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Japanese

Noun (2)

Malay, probably from English cent

Noun (3)

Khmer sein, probably from French century, abbreviation of centime centime

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1875, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1952, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sen was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Sen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sen. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Biographical Definition

Sen

biographical name

Amartya Kumar 1933–     British (Indian-born) economist
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