\ ˈsen How to pronounce sen (audio) \
plural sen

Definition of sen

 (Entry 1 of 5)

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

Definition of sen (Entry 2 of 5)

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

Definition of sen (Entry 3 of 5)

a monetary subunit of the riel — see riel at Money Table

Definition of sen (Entry 4 of 5)

1 senate; senator
2 senior


biographical name
\ ˈsen How to pronounce Sen (audio) \

Definition of Sen (Entry 5 of 5)

Amartya Kumar 1933–     British (Indian-born) economist

First Known Use of sen

Noun (1)

1875, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1952, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sen

Noun (1)


Noun (2)

Malay, probably from English cent

Noun (3)

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

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“Sen.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sen. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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senate, senator

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one that suddenly gains wealth or power

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